A LORRY driver has been urged to get in touch with police after a cattle transporter overturned on a Borders road.

The black transporter appeared to lose control on the A697 between the Gordon and Lauder junctions at around 7am on Wednesday (February 28), according to officers. 

Police enquiries have established another lorry passed the vehicle prior to it overturning.

Constable Cameron Simpson said: “We believe the driver of the lorry will have relevant information which could assist our inquiry and we are appealing to them to contact us. 

“I would also ask other motorists who were on the road around this time to get in touch, especially if they have dash cam equipment. It’s possible their equipment has captured images which could aid our investigation.”

The driver of the cattle transporter was uninjured but left “badly shaken” by the incident.

Specialist vets attended the scene as the vehicle was carrying livestock at the time of the crash.

Several animals had to be “humanely destroyed”, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0486 of February 28, 2024.