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Pensioner critical after being hit by car in Ellon

An elderly pedestrian is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Aberdeenshire.

The 89-year-old woman was crossing a bridge on the A920 South Road, Ellon, when she was hit by a blue Peugeot 208.

She was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment following the accident which happened at about 10:35 on Saturday.

Police Scotland said the 65-year-old female driver was not injured. They are appealing for witnesses.

Sgt Rob Warnock said: "Inquiries into the circumstances of the incident are at an early stage and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the blue Peugeot 208 or the female pedestrian prior to the incident to contact Police Scotland on 101."

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