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Woman, 85, in serious condition after being knocked down by taxi in Aberdeen

Wednesday October 2nd 2019 at 4:33 PM

An elderly woman is in hospital in a serious condition after she was knocked down by a taxi in Aberdeen yesterday. 

Emergency services were called to the crash in Provost Watt Drive at 12.35pm.

Emergency services were called to the collision between a pedestrian and a blue Ford Tourneo taxi in Provost Watt Drive, near to its junction with Faulds Row, in Kincorth at around 12.35pm.

The 85-year-old female pedestrian was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she remains in a serious condition. The driver of the taxi was uninjured.

The road remained closed for around five hours while police carried out enquiries. 

Officers are now appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle or the female pedestrian before hand to get in touch on 101, quoting reference number 1528 of the 2nd October 2019.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a serious road traffic collision involving a car and pedestrian around 12.35pm on Wednesday 2 October 2019 that happened on Faulds Row, Aberdeen.

“Emergency services are at the scene and the road is currently closed at Provost Watt Drive between Cairngorm Crescent and Faulds Row up to Faulds Wynd.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 12.31 to attend a road traffic incident on Faulds Row, Aberdeen.

“We dispatched an ambulance, a rapid response unit and the trauma team to the incident and a female patient was transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

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