A WOMAN is in a serious condition following a crash involving a police car near Peebles.

The incident happened on the A72 near Horsbrugh Ford at around 7.20pm on Saturday.

A 36-year-old woman was rushed to Borders General Hospital and is in a serious condition.

A 44-year-old man and two children were taken to hospital as a precaution, while the 25-year-old driver of the police car suffered minor injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a serious road traffic collision on the A72 at Horsbrugh Ford, near Peebles, at around 7.20pm on Saturday, July 13.

“A marked police vehicle was responding to an ongoing incident when it was involved in a collision with a silver BMW 1 Series.

“A 36-year-old female passenger was taken to the Borders General Hospital and is currently in a serious condition.

“A 44-year-old man and two children, aged five and one, were also taken to the Borders General Hospital as a precaution.

“The 25-year-old male driver of the police vehicle was taken to Borders General Hospital with minor injuries.

“Inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.”