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Man injured by falling traffic light in Aberdeen crash

Emergency services at the scene
Image caption The passerby was hit by the traffic light on the city's Union Street

A man has been taken to hospital after being hit by a falling traffic light which was struck by a car in Aberdeen.

The pedestrian, said to be in his 60s, was walking along Union Street when the car crashed through the traffic signal and into a shop front.

Grampian Police said the accident happened at about 11:30.

A man and a woman in their 70s were rescued from the vehicle and also taken for treatment. None of the injuries was said to be life threatening.

Road closures and diversions have been put in place and traffic is being diverted along alternative routes.

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