Cyclist dies following Borders crash
A CYCLIST who was rushed to hospital after being knocked off his bike following a collision with a car in the Borders has died.
Sixty-four-year-old John Barr, from West Saltoun, in East Lothian, was pedalling along the B709 road between Traquair and Innerleithen when he came into contact with a Honda Civic car.
He suffered serious head, leg and pelvic injuries in the collision.
Emergency services rushed to the scene after the alarm was raised on Thursday, September 27, around 1.30pm. And the road was closed for around five hours while an investigation was launched.
However, despite the best efforts of medical staff, police this week confirmed Mr Barr died from his injuries yesterday (Wednesday, October 10) - two weeks after the incident.
Officers have renewed their appeal for information. A police spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances surrounding this collision and anyone who can assist police with their enquiries is asked to come forward immediately."
This article appeared in Border Telegraph 11 Oct 12
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