Driver dies in two-car collision as two men flee crash scene

A 42-year-old man was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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Two men made off on foot following the incident.

Police are seeking witnesses after a man died following a road crash in Aberdeen.

The incident took place at around 6.25pm on Thursday, December 30.

A silver Volkswagen Golf collided with a white Dacia Sandero at the junction of Hilton Drive and Hilton Avenue.

Two male occupants from the Volkswagen made off from the scene on foot before police arrived.

A 42-year-old man, who was driving the Dacia Sandero, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he later died from his injuries.

Sergeant Steve Manson from the North East Road Policing Unit said: “Tragically, this collision has resulted in the death of the male driver of the Sandero and our condolences are with his family at this time.

“A family have been left devastated by this incident and this is compounded by the driver leaving the scene of the incident. The vehicle involved had been stolen a short time earlier and we are urgently trying to trace the driver.

“If anyone who has knowledge of the occupants, or who was within the Golf at the time of the collision, then please do the right thing and contact us immediately.

“Similarly, we ask anyone who witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage of the incident or vehicles prior to the collision, to come forward.”

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting reference number 2559 of December 30 2021.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.