Locals warned of danger road

A man was taken to hospital in a critical condition following an accident on a road where locals have been calling for speed restrictions.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the road traffic accident on May 1, in which a man was critically injured after his car left the road and overturned.

The accident happened on an unclassified road in the village of Ford, near Pathhead, Midlothian, when a white Vauxhall Corsa crashed into a garden and overturned, trapping the driver, a 28-year-old local man. It is not yet know whether speed was a factor in this accident.

The Rev Alan Cobain of Cranstoun Church said he had feared an accident on that stretch of road. Speaking of his shock, he said: “It’s not every day you see a car upside down outside a cottage. It shocked the village.

“It highlights the need for speed restrictions there. Traffic calming could save things like that happening. It has been a fear for a while.”

Read more on this in the May 9 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.