Aberdeen man dies in hospital weeks after being hit during police car chase

An Aberdeen man has died in hospital after he was seriously injured during a police chase last month.

The 48-year-old man, who has not been named, was walking on Great Northern Road at 2pm on Monday, August 16, when he was hit by a black Seat Leon Cupra.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by paramedics for treatment, but died there on Saturday, September 11.

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Police Scotland said its officers were chasing the Cupra after its driver failed to stop in the Northfield area of the city a short time before the crash.

The road was closed for nine hours while specialist collision investigation work was carried out.

The Cupra was found abandoned a short time later in St Machar Place.

Police have now confirmed that a 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday, September 21.

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Around 2pm on Monday, August 16, 2021, a black Seat Leon Cupra failed to stop for police in the Northfield area of Aberdeen near the junction with Moir Drive.

The matter has also been referred to the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) with respect to any prior police involvement, as is standard procedure.

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