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Emergency services called to two-vehicle crash on Aberdeen bridge

Police at the scene of the crash on the third Don crossing.
Police at the scene of the crash on the third Don crossing.

Emergency services were called to a crash on Aberdeen’s newest bridge yesterday.

The collision, between a red Vespa scooter and a VW Polo, occurred on the third Don crossing, at about 1.30pm.

Police and ambulance service were sent to the £22.3million Diamond Bridge, which opened in June, and the road was blocked for some time.

However, last night police were unable to confirm whether anyone had been injured.

The crash came just weeks after new safety measures were proposed for a road close to the bridge.

Dyce, Bucksburn and Danestone councillor Gill Samarai began talks with council road chiefs after noticing an increase in traffic along Laurel Drive since the Diamond Bridge opened last month.

The SNP member thought the increased number of cars could pose a danger to children making their way to nearby Danestone Primary.

Construction on the huge infrastructure scheme began in August 2014 and the bridge has been designed to carry 10,000 vehicles a day to reduce gridlock around the notorious Haudagain roundabout.

Figures for the first month of the new bridge showed almost a quarter of a million vehicle, cycling and pedestrian journeys.

The total figure included 240,772 vehicle journeys, 2,798 cycling trips and 4,272 pedestrian treks.

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