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16-month-old boy dies in Kingswells crash near Aberdeen

Kingswells fatal [Pic: Press and Journal]
Image caption Police have appealed for witnesses after the crash

A 16-month-old boy has died after a road crash near Aberdeen.

Grampian Police said the two-vehicle collision happened on the A944 Kingswells to Westhill road shortly after 15:00 on Wednesday.

The child's mother suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

An elderly couple, in the other car, were taken to hospital where they were being treated for their injuries. The road was closed until 01:00.

The toddler was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

'Thoughts with family'

The crash happened between the Kingswells roundabout and the Five Mile Garage, next to the Ardene House Veterinary Practice.

Grampian Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Insp Jim Wood said: "Our sympathies and thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the young child who died, and with his mother who remains in a very serious condition.

"An inquiry team have been put in place to investigate the cause of the collision and the A944 was closed until 1am this morning to allow part of those investigations to be carried out.

"I would appeal to any one who saw this collision to come forward."

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