Pen­sioner knocked down

In­ci­dent: Po­lice ap­peal for wit­nesses af­ter 85-year-old hurt in col­li­sion

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY KIERAN BEAT­TIE

An 85-year-old woman was taken to hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day af­ter a se­ri­ous crash on an Aberdeen street.

The emer­gency ser­vices were called to the scene of the in­ci­dent on Provost Watt Drive in Kin­corth shortly af­ter 12.30pm fol­low­ing re­ports of a col­li­sion in­volv­ing a car and a pedes­trian.

An am­bu­lance, rapid re­sponse unit and a trauma team were dis­patched to the in­ci­dent, and the fe­male ca­su­alty taken to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary for treat­ment.

Last night, the ex­tent of her in­juries re­mained un­clear though she was said to be in a “se­ri­ous” con­di­tion.

The driver of the taxi was un­in­jured.

Emer­gency ser­vices closed off the scene of the crash, near the junc­tion with Faulds Row, for sev­eral hours and it was not re­opened un­til shortly be­fore 6pm.

Kin­corth coun­cil­lor Alex Ni­coll said: “This was very trou­bling news to hear and my thoughts are with this poor woman and her fam­ily, and all other par­ties in­volved, at this time.

“No­body ex­pects when they’re leav­ing the house in the morn­ing that they may end up in­volved in a road traf­fic col­li­sion.

“I would en­cour­age any­body who might have seen this in­ci­dent or can as­sist the po­lice in any way to phone of­fi­cers as soon as pos­si­ble.”

At least eight po­lice ve­hi­cles were dis­patched to Faulds Row af­ter the col­li­sion, in­clud­ing an in­ci­dent sup­port unit.

Of­fi­cers car­ry­ing out in­quiries cor­doned off the road around the taxi, a blue Ford Tour­neo.

Spe­cial­ists could be seen in­spect­ing the ve­hi­cle and of­fi­cers in­volved in the in­quiry were spot­ted plac­ing yel­low mark­ers on the road close to where the crash took place.

Po­lice have urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion they think might be im­por­tant and who may have seen the ve­hi­cle or pedes­trian be­fore­hand to call 101.

“My thoughts are with this woman and her fam­ily at this time”

CRASH: Po­lice cone off the scene where the 85-year-old woman was struck by a taxi and se­ri­ously in­jured on Provost Watt Drive in Aberdeen’s Kin­corth dis­trict

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