11-year-old girl critically injured following collision with Borders council bin lorry

Police Scotland have launched an appeal for information following a “serious crash” in the Scottish Borders yesterday (31 January) which left an 11-year-old girl in a critical condition.

Police Scotland is appealing for information following the incident on 31 January

The police explained that at around 8.05am it received a report of a road traffic collision involving a bin lorry and a pedestrian on the A6105 near a junction with an unclassified local road.

Emergency services attended and the girl, the pedestrian, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Hospital for Children in Edinburgh. Her condition has been described as critical.

The occupants of the bin lorry were uninjured.


Inspector Ross Drummond said: “Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing and we are keen to speak to the drivers of other vehicles which were traveling on the A6105 at the time.

“We would also ask anyone who may have dashcam footage that captures the vehicle or the pedestrian involved prior to the collision happening to contact police”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 0574 of 31 January, 2024.

A spokesperson for Scottish Borders council said: “A council vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision with an 11-year-old pedestrian on a road off the A6105 near Gordon. We are assisting Police Scotland with their inquiries.

“We are providing support to the staff involved and support is also in place for pupils and staff at relevant schools.

“Our thoughts are with the individual and family involved.”

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