Hampshire & Isle of Wight

A35 in Southampton closed after man hit by bus

Bus being removed Image copyright Liam Garrahan
Image caption The pedestrian was hit by a single-decker bus on the A35 Totton bypass.

An elderly man was seriously injured when he was struck by a bus on the outskirts of Southampton.

The man was hit by a single-decker bus at a toucan crossing on the A35 Totton bypass shortly before 11:30 BST.

He was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The westbound carriageway was closed for several hours between the M271 Redbridge Roundabout and the Rushington Roundabout.

Hampshire Constabulary said the eastbound carriageway remained open.

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