Two casualties require hospital treatment after a head on collision in the Scottish Borders

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Crews managed to extricate the casualties safely using hydraulic cutting gear

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Operations Control received a call just after 7.30am this morning (28th June) to a head on road traffic collision involving two casualties on the B6364 near to Greenlaw, Duns in the Scottish Borders.

Fire crews from Kelso were mobilised to the incident and using two sets of hydraulic cutting gear to remove roof and doors, managed to extricate the male and female casualties safely. They then passed the casualties into the care of the ambulance service and Medic One.

The female casualty age 45 years old was taken to BordersGeneralHospital near Galashiels by ambulance with suspected back and pelvic injuries.

The male casualty age 21 years was taken to New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via air ambulance with a broken femur, pelvic injuries and possible internal injuries.