Aberdeenshire Waste Worker Killed In Road Collision

killed-in-waste-vehicle-accidentAn Aberdeenshire council waste worker has been killed following a collision with a Vito van.

William George Buchan, of Peterhead, died when his white Ford Transit collided with the van on the A90 Peterhead-Ellon road at Hatton.

The 48-year-old was driving one of Aberdeenshire Council’s waste vehicles at the time of the crash. He was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he later died.

The 26-year-old driver of the Mercedes Vito van was also rushed to ARI suffering from serious injuries but is said to be in a stable condition.

Sergeant Colin Matheson – “I am appealing once again to anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision, or who saw the incident itself and who has not yet come forward, to do so as soon as possible. You can contact Police on 101.”

The accident took place at about 10.45am on Thursday last week and police are appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Colin Matheson said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Buchan’s family and friends at this very sad time.

“I am appealing once again to anyone who may have seen either of the vehicles prior to the collision, or who saw the incident itself and who has not yet come forward, to do so as soon as possible. You can contact Police on 101.”

The road was closed for more than six hours following the incident.

The council’s chief executive, Jim Savege, said: “My heartfelt condolences go out to everyone who knew George, who worked with him, and to his family who will be left devastated.

“We will do everything in our power to support them and are working with colleagues in the waste team at this emotionally difficult time.”

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