Urgent appeal for witnesses following a serious injury collision in Abingdon.

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after being caught up in a car collision.

Officers at Thames Valley Police were called to Ock Street at around 9.30pm yesterday (7 July) after a collision was reported to have occurred between a red BMW and black Vauxhall Insignia.

The drivers of the red BMW and the black Vauxhall were not injured, whilst a pedestrian, a man in his twenties, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries where he remains receiving treatment.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit and dangerous driving. As of the time of writing this report (8 July), he remains in Police custody.

Investigating officer, Sergeant Darren Brown, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We are appealing for any witnesses to this collision, or anyone who has information, to please come forward. We would particularly like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity prior to the collision and may have seen the two vehicles involved.  I would also urge motorists in the local area around this time to check dash-cam footage in case it has captured something that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone who has information can contact police by calling 101, or making a report online quoting reference 43200205698. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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