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Cyclist badly hurt after being hit by bus near Muchalls

A cyclist has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a double decker bus in Aberdeenshire.

The accident happened at Bridge of Muchalls on the northbound A90 south of Aberdeen at about 20:30 on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old cyclist was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Hospital staff said he was now in a stable condition.

The road was closed until 03:00 while police carried out accident investigations.

Sgt Steve Manson, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen a pedal cyclist on the A90 prior to the incident to contact police as soon as possible on 101."

Reports about man

He added: "Shortly after 3pm police received a report of a man with a bicycle walking on the central reservation of the A90 near Stonehaven.

"Police attended and the man was given suitable advice. Shortly before 3.40pm police received a further report of a man with a bicycle walking northbound on the A90 near Stonehaven, he was traced by police, taken to Stonehaven where he advised that he would get a bus to Aberdeen.

"At around 7.40pm there were further reports to police of a man wearing dark clothing, cycling north on the A90 near Muchalls, Stonehaven. Police were unable to trace the cyclist at this time.

"Around 8.30pm, a report was received of a cyclist having been involved in a collision.

"I would urge anyone with information or who saw a cyclist on the A90 near Stonehaven wearing dark clothing and riding a dark-coloured pedal cycle, particularly near to the time of the collision or who saw a man matching this description pushing a bike to contact officers as soon as possible."

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