Pedestrian dies in A96 accident

The scene of the fatal RTC A96 at Colpy
The scene of the fatal RTC A96 at Colpy

An elderly pedestrian has died following an accident on the A96 between Inverurie and Huntly.

The 83-year-old man was hit by two vehicles near Colpy at 5.25pm on Wednesday.

Police confirmed that he died from his injuries at the scene close to the Oldmeldrum junction.

The occupants of the cars involved, a white Vauxhall Astra and a red Renault Megane, were shocked but otherwise uninjured.

The road was closed to allow investigations and re-opened at 1am on Thursday.

Sergeant Malcolm Kinross, of the divisional road policing unit said: “At this sad time our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the male involved.

“This was a distressing incident and those who witnessed it have been deeply affected.

“Although we have spoken to a number of people so far, I would urge anyone who was on the A96 road around this time near Colpy to contact us so we can help piece together exactly what has happened.

“Similarly, anyone who may have seen the pedestrian beforehand is urged to get in touch with police via 101.”

Meanwhile, a man was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on the Woggle Road between Westhill and Blackburn.

The casualty was taken to hospital after the accident at 3.35pm on Wednesday.