Tributes paid after Aberdeen pensioner dies in crash

Community leaders have offered their sympathies to the family of a pensioner who died following a two-car crash on an Aberdeen road.

Emergency services were called to Provost Fraser Drive just before noon yesterday after a collision between a Vauxhall Corsa collided and a Vauxhall Astra.

The 85-year-old woman –who has not yet been named by police – was driving the Corsa which then crashed into a tree.

Councillor Ciaran McRae, who represents the Mastrick and Northfield ward, said: “I wish to send my condolences to the family. It is always sad to hear when these things happen.”

The smash was reported to the police at 11.50am who closed the road for several hours while they investigated.

Cllr Gordon Graham, who also represents the ward, echoed his colleague’s words, saying: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of all those involved.”

Police have asked for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

Road policing sergeant, Rob Warnock, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has sadly died at this time.

“We would like to thank members of the public for their patience while the road was closed to allow for collision investigation.

“We would appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information to get in touch with us.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman added: “We received a call at 11.50am today to attend a road traffic collision at the junction of Provost Fraser Drive and Kettlehills Crescent.

“We dispatched two ambulances and a manager to the scene with the first unit arriving within three minutes.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said its crews had also been called to the incident.

“Two appliances based on North Anderson Drive attended and made the vehicles safe. They were not required beyond that and the stop message came through at 12.05pm,” he said.