Two children among five taken to hospital after car careers off road

The crash occurred on Wednesday afternoon when a red Kia Rio left the A74 near Beattock.

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Crash: Five in hospital, including two infants, following one-car crash.

Three adults and two infants have been taken to hospital following a serious road crash in Dumfries and Galloway. 

The incident occurred around 4.45pm on the A74 near Beattock on Wednesday, when a red Kia Rio left the carriageway.

Emergency services attended and the road was closed in both directions for around three hours. 

The 60-year-old female driver of the car was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries while a 24-year-old woman was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary with a serious injury.

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A 46-year-old man was also taken to Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary for observation and two infants, a boy and a girl, were also taken to the same hospital as a precaution. 

Road Policing sergeant Lloyd Caven said: “We are appealing to anyone with information, particularly if you have dash-cam footage, to get in touch.

“If you can help please call us on 101, quoting incident number 2468 of Wednesday, October 20.”