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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious road collision near Kirknewton which took place around 1.15pm on Thursday the 8th August on the A70 at its junction with the B7031.

A Triumph Tiger motorcycle was travelling east when it was involved in a collision with a Mercedes articulated lorry coming from the opposite direction.

The 50 year old male rider of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries to his pelvis, left hand and left leg and was taken the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The 52 year old male driver of the lorry was uninjured.

Inspector Andrew Gibb of Dalkeith Road Policing Unit said, “We are carrying out enquiries after a serious collision on the A70 near Kirknewton during which a motorcyclist suffered significant injuries following a collision with a lorry.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen the vehicles prior to the incident to contact the police.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dalkeith Road Policing Unit on ‘101’ quoting reference number 1815 of the 8th August. 

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