A MOTORCYCLIST was seriously injured last week following a four-car pile-up on the Flushing Straight near Longside.
The incident, involving a police car on routine patrol, a Renault Clio, a Ford Fiesta and the motorcycle, happened on the A950 on Wednesday at around lunchtime.
The male rider of the motorcycle was trasferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious leg injuries and the road was closed to allow crash investigators to examine the scene.
Grampian Police confirmed that a police car had been involved in the accident but said that it was on routine patrol at the time and not in pursuit or responding to an emergency.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed that the motorcyclist was the only casualty in the incident.
Inspector Roddy MacInnes, urged all motorcyclists to be aware of both their abilities and vulnerabilities. He said: “We are extremely fortunate that this collision did not have more tragic consequences. Thankfully on this occasion the rider sustained only broken bones, very often riders are not so lucky.”
Inspector MacInnes also appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
“We would ask for anyone who saw either the collision itself, or one or two motorcylists riding towards Longside (west) on the A950 immediately prior to the collision to get in touch with us on 0845 600 5 700.”