Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY LEE MCCANN

A WOMAN was taken to hospi­tal to­day with se­ri­ous in­juries after be­ing knocked down by a car. The ac­ci­dent saw a ma­jor Aberdeen road closed for a num­ber of hours.

A WOMAN was taken to hospi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries after be­ing hit by a car near a city school to­day. Emer­gency ser­vices were called after the pedes­trian was knocked down shortly after 6.30am. The in­ci­dent hap­pened out­side Kit­ty­brew­ster School, with po­lice clos­ing the road. The ex­tent of the woman’s in­juries were un­known, but a Po­lice Scot­land spokesman said they were “thought to be se­ri­ous”. The woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary by the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice. A road clo­sure was put in place by of­fi­cers from the ho­tel to the St Machar round­about on Great North­ern Road. Ve­hi­cles were un­able to travel down nearby roads, in­clud­ing Lily­bank Place and Great North­ern Road city­bound while of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated the crash. A po­lice spokesman said: “A woman was hit by a car. “We had road clo­sures in place from the round­about to the ho­tel on Great North­ern Road.” A Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesman said: “We re­ceived a call at 6.23am this morn­ing to at­tend a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent on Great North­ern Road. “We dis­patched two am­bu­lances to the scene and trans­ported one fe­male to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary.” The in­ci­dent caused travel grid­lock dur­ing the morn­ing rush-hour. Traf­fic was backed up after the in­ci­dent, bring­ing ve­hi­cles to a stand­still on St Machar Drive, with the queue all the way back to Di­a­mond Bridge. Clifton Road also had traf­fic is­sues with buses be­ing di­verted onto the route. A spokes­woman for Stage­coach North Scot­land said: “Our ser­vices were di­vert­ing via Clifton Road dur­ing the Great North­ern Road clo­sure.” The spokes­woman added some de­lays were ex­pected, but hoped they would re­turn to their usual route as soon as the road re­opened.

Po­lice at the scene on Great North­ern Road in Aberdeen after a woman was struck by a car

The in­ci­dent saw buses di­verted

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