A female pedestrian has been taken to hospital with “life-threatening injuries” after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash in the Kirkton area of Dundee.
The 57-year-old woman was struck down during a collision with a black Vauxhall Zafira car on Gillburn Road around 5.30pm on Friday night.
Police say she was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital where she remains in a “critical condition”.
The road was temporarily closed between Strathmartine Road and Derwent Avenue, before reopening at 11.15pm.
Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the crash.
Motorists advised to avoid the area
Officers advised motorists to avoid the area as they responded to the incident.
One witness said: “I saw the blue lights when I was driving down the road and as I got closer I could see there was police tape across the middle of Gillburn Road and signs up saying it was closed.
“There was a police car blocking the street and I could see there was more police further down the road but they’d blocked it off so far back you couldn’t really see anything.
“It was hard to see any cars involved in the crash as it was so dark.
“There’s quite a bit of traffic in the area because everyone is getting diverted and having to turn around.”
Police inquiries are ongoing
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At around 5.30pm on Friday, a 57-year-old woman pedestrian sustained life threatening injuries when she was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Zafira car on Gillburn Road, Dundee.
“She was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.
“The road reopened at 11.15pm.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the crash.”