WOMAN BADLY HURT AFTER BEING HIT BY CAR
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