Horror as man seriously injured after being knocked down during police car chase

A man has been knocked down during a police car chase. 

The 48-year-old was seriously injured after being hit on Great Northern Road in Aberdeen at around 2pm on Monday. 

Emergency services raced him to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment and shut the busy road down for nine hours. 

It comes after a Black Seat Leon Cupra failed to stop for police in the Northfield area of Aberdeen near the junction with Moir Drive.

Cops frantically chased down the car before the pedestrian was hit a short time later.

The Black Seat Leon Cupra was found abandoned a short time later in St Machar Place, Aberdeen, and enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver and a passenger.

Police are now appealing for witnesses as investigations continue.

Detective Inspector Jamie Sherlock said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we urge anyone who may have seen what happened to get in touch. In particular, we ask anyone with dash-cam footage of the Seat, before and after the crash, to contact officers.

“If you can help please contact us on 101, quoting incident number 1752 of Monday, 16 August, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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