An investigation has been launched after a transport worker was seriously injured in an incident at a Stagecoach depot.
The alarm was raised at around 5.40am yesterday at the firm’s north Scotland base in Hillview Road, Tullos.
It is understood the 64-year-old, who is an employee of the firm, was struck by a one of the company’s own buses.
The vehicle is not thought to have been in public service when the incident occurred.
One ambulance and a paramedic response unit were sent to the scene and police also attended.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: ““We dispatched one ambulance and a paramedic response unit to the scene.
“One male patient in his sixties was taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”
A police spokeswoman said: “We were called to the scene at 5.40am to Hillview Road in Tullos where a pedestrian was hit by a bus.
“A man has been taken to ARI with serious injuries. Inquiries are still ongoing.”
She added the Health and Safety Executive had been made aware of the incident.
A spokeswoman for the watchdog confirmed that they were investigating.
A spokeswoman for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “Our first thoughts are for the welfare of our employee. We are also assisting the authorities with their investigation into the incident.”
According to its website, the transport giant employs 668 drivers, 123 engineers and cleaners, 56 administrators, supervisors and managers and 10 engineering apprentices altogether in its North Scotland operation.
It runs a fleet of 382 buses and coaches.