Two people were hospitalised following a crash which killed a horse in Hawick during Storm Ciara on Sunday.
Police were called to the A7 near Wilton Hill at 6.20pm after a horse, believed to have bolted during the freak weather, collided with a car.
Two people were taken to hospital and Hawick man Murray Renwick, who lost his horse Jock in the accident, said on his social media page: “Words can’t describe how much a horse means. I’m absolutely devastated.”
A police spokeswoman said: “A man and a woman, both 24-years-old, were taken to Borders General Hospital with serious injury. The horse died at the scene.
“The road was closed for a few hours to allow for an investigation to be carried out and uplift of the vehicle and horse. It re-opened around 8.45pm.”