Pedestrian injured by Grampian Police car
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.