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Man arrested after 70-year-old pedestrian dies in tragic Aberdeen bus stop crash

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man following a “fatal” collision that killed a 70-year-old pedestrian waiting at an Aberdeen bus stop on Saturday.

The incident happened at around 7.55pm on Inverurie Road, near its junction with Gilbert Road in Bucksburn and involved a dark coloured BMW estate car, a silver Nissan Pixo and two pedestrians.

One of them, a 70-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. An 18-year-old woman was also taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries where she remains in a stable condition.

Residents described seeing emergency vehicles descending en-masse at the accident site “within seconds” of it happening.

A heavy police presence remained at the scene yesterday as officers appealed for eyewitnesses with information to come forward.

Forensics teams could be seen working from behind a large metal cordon, examining the ground near the bus stop as they worked to understand the circumstances of the crash.

Auchmill Road and Inverurie Road were shut in both directions between the Haudagain and McDondald’s roundabouts following the collision, with officers at either side directing people to alternate routes.

The road later re-opened northbound, but a section of the southbound lane beside the bus stop remained sealed-off as the crash investigation continued.

One neighbour described hearing a “bang” from outside and initially thought someone had crashed into his property.

“I looked out the window and I could see all the ambulances and some paramedics doing CPR,” he said.

“There was an unmarked car with blue lights on there within seconds.

“I had been phoning the emergency services then had to stop and tell them the police were already there.”

One woman who lives on the street arrived home shortly after the crash and said police escorted her to her home before warning her to stay indoors.

Another local said: “I feel really bad for whoever was affected.

“The road up to the roundabout has seen a few crashes – I think people don’t always anticipate the bend.”

Ward councillor Avril Mackenzie, who lives in Bucksburn, said: “My thoughts are with the poor man’s family.

“And I really do hope the young woman makes a full recovery.”

Road policing sergeant Craig McNeill added: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.

“I am extremely interested in speaking to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen either vehicle beforehand.

“I would also like to hear from anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage of the incident.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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