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Pedestrian hit by taxi at Gatwick Airport

A man has been seriously injured after being hit by a taxi at Gatwick Airport.

The 67-year-old pedestrian, from Kent, was hit at just after 05:00 BST by a blue VW taxi on the south perimeter road, which remained closed for four-and-a-half hours.

Road traffic for the South Terminal was diverted to the North Terminal.

The man remains in a critical condition in hospital. The 53-year-old taxi driver and his two passengers were unhurt in the collision.

A diversion was put into place at junction 9a on the M25 while the road was shut. Passengers were asked to transfer to the South Terminal on the monorail service.

Sussex Police said the pedestrian had been on his way to the airport in order to travel abroad.

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