Biker airlifted to hospital

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A Stranraer motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital on Saturday after a collison on the outskirts of Creetown.

A police spokesman said that the crash happened at around 5pm on the A75 at Castlecary lay-by, near Creetown.

The spokesman said: “The accident involved a Nissan Maxima car being driven by a 69-year-old man from Hawick and he had a 68-year-old female passenger.

“Neither of them were injured.

“The second vehicle was a Yamaha 1300 motorcycle being driven by a 48-year-old man from Stranraer.

“He received severe bruising and an injury to his wrist and was taken to DGRI by helicopter. Both vehicles were damaged.”