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A pedestrian was seriously injured when she was hit by a lorry while walking through Selkirk Market Place on 15 December.

The driver of the articulated lorry had attempted to make a right-angle turn down a narrow road when the incident occurred.

The 84-year-old woman was knocked down by the vehicle and became trapped under the front wheel.

The A7 road was closed for hours as firefighters and rescue crews attempted to free the elderly grandmother.

She was trapped under the large vehicle for just under two hours in very cold temperatures.

Once she had been freed, the Selkirk resident was flown by air ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The woman reported to be in a serious but stable condition following emergency surgery on her leg, which was seriously injured during the road traffic accident.

The cause of the pedestrian accident has yet to be confirmed and police are appealing for witnesses of the incident to come forward.

One resident, speaking to the Selkirk Weekend Advertiser, shared their view that the "corner was an accident waiting to happen".

Locals are now calling for a bypass to be built which will allow large vehicles to avoid small, tight roads around Selkirk Market Place.

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