Sep 062012

L&B Police LogoPolice are appealing for witnesses to a collision that happened in East Lothian yesterday (Wednesday).

The incident, involving a car and a tractor, happened on the southbound carriageway of the A1 approximately two miles south of Haddington.

The 18-year female passenger of the car suffered a broken leg , and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.  The drivers of both vehicles were uninjured.  The road was closed in both directions to allow emergency services to deal with the incident, and both carriageways reopened after an hour.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said:

We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, who hasn’t yet been in touch with police, to contact us on 0131 311 3131.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind drivers that the ongoing harvesting season is a particularly busy time for the farming industry and consequently there is a much greater likelihood of encountering tractors and other agricultural machinery, especially on rural roads.

It is important that drivers fully appreciate that farm vehicles are often much larger, less manoeuvrable and can be travelling much slower than their own vehicle, and take these factors into account when driving or planning a journey.