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Woman critical after being hit by lorry on A90 at Boddam

A 49-year-old woman was left in a critical condition after she was hit by a lorry near Peterhead.

The accident happened on the A90 Aberdeen to Peterhead road at Boddam at about 16:50 on Thursday.

The woman was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries.

Police are investigating the possibility that she had just got off a Stagecoach bus at Boddam when the accident happened.

Insp Ewan Innes said: "Our inquiries are progressing into the circumstances of this collision and I would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with us.

"There is a possibility that the injured pedestrian was on a Peterhead-bound Stagecoach bus and had alighted from this just prior to the collision, so I would be keen to speak to anyone who may have been on this bus and aware of this female getting off in Boddam."

Insp Innes said police were also keen to trace the driver of a white Range Rover who may have witnessed the accident.

The road was closed for about seven hours while an investigation was carried out.

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