NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man suffers serious head injuries after being hit by van near Newmachar

A 31-year-old pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being struck by a van on the A947 in Aberdeenshire.

The man was walking north of Newmachar when the incident happened at about 04:00.

The driver of the white Mercedes Sprinter van involved in the collision was uninjured.

The stretch of road was closed and diversions put in place via Pitmedden, but it later reopened.

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