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Girl, 11, critically injured after Borders bin lorry crash

Police accident sign
Police accident sign

A schoolgirl is in critical condition after she was involved in a collision with a bin lorry in the Scottish Borders.

Police said the 11-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured on the A6105, near East Gordon, at about 08:05 on Wednesday.

She was airlifted to the Royal Hospital for Children in Edinburgh.

Officers said the occupants of the bin lorry were uninjured and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Insp Ross Drummond said: "Our inquiries 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".

Scottish Borders Council confirmed that one of its vehicles had been involved in the crash.

"We are assisting Police Scotland with their inquiries," a spokesman said.

"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."