Second victim of A68 crash dies

Last month’s fatal road accident in the Borders has claimed a second victim.

Jim Elliot, 78, who was injured in the two-vehicle incident on the A68 in April, has now died, 11 days later.

The Jedburgh pensioner was a passenger in a Suzuki Ignis driven by his 71-year-old wife Dot, who was seriously injured in the accident.

The driver of the other vehicle, Lisa Bahmani, 18, from Hawick, died in the accident near Lilliardsedge Caravan Park on the evening of Wednesday, April 13.

Police Scotland appealed for information.

Sgt Neil Inglis said: “We are continuing with our investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision and would urge any motorists who were on the A68 at around 8pm on Wednesday 13 April to contact us immediately if they witnessed the incident.