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Pedestrian injured by Grampian Police car

Police crash scene
Image caption The collision took place on an unclassified road on Thursday morning

A man has been taken to hospital after being "seriously" injured when he was knocked down by a police car in Aberdeenshire.

Grampian Police said the "elderly male pedestrian" was injured on an unclassified road between the A96 and Chapel of Garioch at about 08:30.

The marked police car was said to be on routine patrol.

A force spokesman said the man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman told the BBC Scotland news website that the man was believed to be in his 60s.

His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The police officer was uninjured.

The road was closed as a result and an investigation will take place.

A tractor at the scene was not believed to have been involved in the collision.

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