A MAN has been charged in connection with an accident on the A1, near Torness Power Station.

The accident, involving two Vauxhall Corsas travelling in opposite directions, happened at about 8.30pm last night (Sunday), about a mile south of the power station.

The drivers of both vehicles, a 25-year-old man, who was travelling northbound, and a 58-year-old man, who was travelling southbound, sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by ambulance.

The road was closed for about two-and-a-half hours for a police investigation to be carried out.

A 58-year-old man has since been charged in connection with road traffic offences and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Richard Latto, from Police Scotland’s road policing unit, said: “This was a serious collision and we’re asking any drivers who were on the road at the time, and who witnessed what happened, to come forward.

“The injuries suffered by the drivers are thankfully not believed to be life-threatening and our enquiries continue into what happened.

“I’d ask anyone who saw either vehicle immediately prior to the collision, or has information that can help our inquiries, to get in touch with officers as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3804 of March 10.