A75 crash – Woman dies and teenager rushed to hospital after horror smash between car and lorry in Dumfries – The Scottish Sun

A WOMAN has died and a teenager left hurt after a horror smash between a lorry and a car in Dumfries. Emergency services were scrambled to the scene on the A75 at Palnure yesterday afternoon after the alarm was raised around 2.40pm.

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The road was closed for several hoursCredit: Google Maps

The road was locked down as police and ambulance crews dealt with the incidents. Now police have confirmed that a woman, 57, died at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a 54-year-old man, was uninjured.


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An 18-year-old female passenger in the truck was taken to the Galloway Community Hospital to be checked over. Police confirmed that she was later released. Cops say that the road was opened around 11.30pm last night.

A spokesperson for the force said on Facebook: “Police Scotland can report that around 2.40pm on Wednesday 2 October 2019 a two vehicle road traffic collision, involving a silver Toyota Aygo and white Volvo articulated lorry, occurred on the A75 at Palnure.

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“As a result of the collision, the driver of the Toyota Aygo, a 57 year old local woman, died at the scene. “The road was closed to allow a full road collision examination to take place and reopened around 11:30pm”. Constable Caillie Douce of the Roads Policing Unit said: “Enquiries into the cause of this collision are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed it to call us on the 101 number quoting the reference number 2135 2/10.

“Anyone who may have captured this collision on a dash-cam is also asked to call this number.”

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  1. ^ Child, 9, rushed to hospital after being hit by car outside primary school in Perth and Kinross (bit.ly)
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