A 29 year old man has been rushed to Southampton General Hospital after he was mowed down on pelican crossing on the Inner Avenue in Southampton this afternoon.
Traffic ground to a holt on and around surrounding roads in the city of Southampton after Police closed off the northbound carriage way near to the City’s Crown and Magistrates Court. The incident happened just after 4.15pm on Friday afternoon.
Police collision scene investigators have spent part of the evening carry out accident investigation work. After the man suffered life-threatening injuries.
It is believed that the man was struck by a black BMW 535 M Sport hitting the front of wing of the vehicle and bouncing off the windscreen of the vehicle.
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The road was closed for over three hours but has seen been reopened with traffic and jams around the city slowly clearing.
Police are keen to speak to driver or witnesses who may have seen the collision or captured the incident on a dash camera. Any who feels they may be able to assist officers is asked to call
PC Aaron Smith said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at this time and witnessed the collision between the car and the man.
“In addition, we would like to know what happened in the short time leading up to the collision.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Smith on 101, quoting 44160454764, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.