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Man dies after being struck by ambulance on A34

A man has died after being struck by a lorry on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

It happened at around 3.20am this morning (Friday). Police 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.

The pedestrian, a man aged 35, died at the scene. His next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

One lane of the A34 remains closed northbound between Hinksey and Peartree while the road surface repairs are completed.

The A34 Credit: ITV Meridian

"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."

– South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust