12 February 2007
Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in Oxfordshire accident
A pedestrian is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car whilst walking on the A420 between Oxford and Swindon last weekend.
The man, who has not yet been named, was hit by an orange Nissan Primera travelling in the direction of Swindon. According to police, the man appeared to have been walking on the same side of the road as the car when the incident occurred.
He suffered significant injuries in the collision, and is now in a critical condition at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. The driver of the Nissan was unhurt.
Local police have appealed for witnesses of the crash to come forward.
It is estimated that around 3,200 people die on Britain's roads each year, with 670 of these pedestrians.