Cyclist seriously hurt in Aberdeen crash with lorry
A CYCLIST may be left in a wheelchair after he was involved in a collision with an articulated lorry in Aberdeen.
The 46-year-old man suffered crush injuries to his pelvis and abdomen as well as a head injury in the accident at the junction of Hutcheon Street and Berryden Road.
Grampian Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene at 12.30pm on Saturday.
Officers from the police roads department closed off the junction for six hours to carry out an accident investigation, leading to severe traffic problems in the surrounding area.
A police spokesman said: “With injuries this serious it can be a while before any kind of recovery is made.
“Medical staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary have said that there might be a life changing factor to his injuries, and his mobility may be affected.”
The lorry driver was treated at the scene for shock but was otherwise uninjured in the accident. Claire Pridham, 25, was driving through the junction just after the accident took place.
She said: “Both the cyclist and the lorry looked like they were turning left into Hutcheon Street when it happened. The ambulance crews had just put a blanket over the man and weren’t trying to move him when I drove past, which made me think his injuries must have been pretty serious.”