New Abbey Crash Leaves Man In Critical Condition

POLICE Officers are appealing for information following a serious road crash on the A710, near New Abbey in Dumfries.

Around 2.20pm on Friday, 7 July, 2023, police received a report of a road crash involving three cars, a Toyota Avensis, a Ford Fiesta and a Nissan Juke.

Emergency services attended and the occupants of the Avensis, a man aged 44, a 41-year-old woman and two girls, aged 15 and 8 were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. They were discharged a short time later.

The 60-year-old male driver of the Ford Fiesta was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where medical staff describe his condition as critical.

The occupants of the Nissan Juke, a man and woman, aged 76, were uninjured in the incident.

The road was closed for several hours to allow collision investigators to conduct enquiries at the scene.

Sergeant David Kerr said: “An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the collision and I would appeal to any road users in that area to contact us with any information they may have. If anyone has dash cam footage, please pass it on as it could assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1965 of 7 July, 2023.

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