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Pedestrian, 82, hurt in A90 accident in Aberdeenshire

An 82-year-old man has been seriously injured after being hit by a car on the A90, south of Aberdeen.

The alarm was raised shortly before 1345 BST on Tuesday after the accident near the Charleston flyover in the Portlethen area.

The male pedestrian was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Grampian Police described his condition as serious but stable. The force has appealed for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The male driver of the car was uninjured.

Diversions were put in place and the road was closed for several hours whilst an accident investigation was carried out.

A spokesman for the area's road policing unit said: "I am grateful to the members of the public who stopped and assisted the emergency services at the scene but am keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision and who has not yet come forward to get in touch as soon as possible."

He added: "I am also looking to trace anyone who may have seen an elderly man walking near the A90 at Charleston flyover immediately prior to the collision".

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