Police issue an appeal after A68 crash

Police Scotland appeal
Police Scotland appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision that happened on the A68 at Soutra yesterday (Monday, August 26)

The incident, which happened around 5.10pm, involved six vehicles.

A Honda Civic car travelling north was involved in a collision with several other vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.

As a result, five people were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment, including the driver and passenger of the Honda, who suffered serious injuries.

A further five people who sustained minor injuries were treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

Sergeant Roger Park, from Police Scotland’s National Trunk Road Patrol Group, said: “In the immediate aftermath of the collision a number of motorists stopped to provide assistance to the injured, and I would like to thank them for their help, and for remaining at the scene in order to assist responding officers.

“The road was closed for a number of hours while inquiries took place at the scene, and an investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who thinks they have any relevant information which would assist the police with their inquiries, should contact Police Scotland on 101.