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Two crashes within minutes on rural road

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , , ,

TWO separate single-vehicle accidents happened within 30 minutes and three miles of each other on a rural road near Annan on Monday afternoon.

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LOW ROAD CRASH . . . the driver of this car escaped serious injury after it ended up in a field, near Broom Cottage, east of Cummertrees

Police and ambulance crews attended the B724, near Brooms Cottage, east of Cummertrees, around 2.50 pm after a Dacia Duster left the road, ploughed through a hedge and rolled over before ending upright in the middle of a field.

The young driver, a woman understood to be from the Powfoot area, was checked over by an ambulance crew at the scene and was found to have escaped with only minor injuries.

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ACCIDENT SCENE . . . the spot near Broom Cottage where the Dacia Duster car left the road

Meanwhile, about 3.20 pm, emergency services were called to the second accident on the B724 at Glenstuart, a short distance west of Cummertrees.

Again, a vehicle left the road coming to rest in a field.

The male driver was shaken but was not thought to have suffered serious injuries or required hospital treatment.

There was no disruption to traffic on the route, which is the Dumfries to Annan Low Road.

 

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