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Boy, four, seriously injured in truck crash in Aberdeen

Jesmond Drive scene
Image caption The collision happened in Aberdeen's Jesmond Drive

A four-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a truck in Aberdeen.

The emergency services were called to the scene after the incident on Jesmond Drive in the Bridge of Don area of the city at about 1200 BST.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said the child had been taken to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital with serious head injuries and other injuries.

The 55-year-old male driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

A child's scooter could be seen at the rear of a truck at the scene.

Grampian Police's Inspector Jim Wood said: "This was a serious collision and we are grateful for the quick reactions of passers-by in the area at the time.

"A number of members of the public who were at the locus have come forward to assist us in helping to understand what happened, and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident and who hasn't made contact with the police to do so."

Jesmond Drive was closed while investigators carried out their work, but it has now re-opened.

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