A man has been charged over alleged careless driving after a nine-year-old boy was injured while riding his bike.

The collision involving a grey Volkswagen Passat and a bicycle happened on Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, at about 2.35pm on Sunday.

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The boy was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment to his injuries, which were not said to be serious.

Police said a 73-year-old man has been charged in relation to alleged careless driving.

Pc Allen Begg said: “We are grateful to members of the public for their assistance and for their patience while the road was briefly closed.”