29 November 2019 14:31
Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email A pedestrian has died after being hit by an ambulance on a major dual carriageway. The man, aged 35, was involved in the collision on the northbound carriageway of the A34, between the junctions for Peartree and Islip, Oxfordshire, at 3.20am on Friday. The incident occurred on the A34 which passes through Birmingham as it links the south coast of England with Manchester. A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "Thames Valley Police is investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the A34 in Oxfordshire. "At around 3.20am today (29/11), the force received a report of a collision between an ambulance and a pedestrian on the northbound carriageway of the A34, between the junctions for Peartree and Islip.
Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now "Officers attended the scene where sadly the pedestrian, a man aged 35, had died. "Next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers." A statement from the ambulance service read: "On behalf of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian who sadly died following a collision with one of our ambulances on the A34 early this morning. "The ambulance was not travelling under emergency driving conditions at the time. The Trust and the ambulance crew are assisting Thames Valley Police with its investigation into the collision. "It is normal practice in such circumstances for the driver of the vehicle to be suspended from driving duties whilst any external and internal investigations are undertaken." The A34 forms an important route carrying freight from Southampton to the Midlands and seven-mile queues were reported as police continued investigations into the collision.