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Pedestrian badly injured in collision in Aberdeen

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked down by a car in Aberdeen.

He was struck by a grey Ford Focus in the Auchinyell Bridge area of Garthdee, at Broomhill Road, at about 04:45.

The man, 23, from the Seaton area, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The Scottish Ambulance Service told the BBC Scotland news website the man had suffered "multiple injuries" in Monday's incident.

Witness appeal

Insp Ian Kirkwood, of Grampian Police, said: "We need to trace the movements of the male pedestrian on the lead up to the collision.

"I would ask if anyone saw a male dressed in a black anorak, blue jeans and black boots in the area around the time of the collision to get in touch with us."

The 59-year-old driver of the Ford Focus was uninjured.

The road was closed for about seven hours.

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