Pedestrian hit by lorry on A417 near Gloucester

Road closed sign on A417
Image caption The road has been closed while an investigation is carried out

A pedestrian has been hit by a lorry on the A417 near Gloucester.

Gloucestershire Police said it happened between the A46 junction and the Air Balloon Roundabout at about 03:00 BST.

A 34-year-old man, who was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and then transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, is in a critical condition.

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation was carried out, but it has now been reopened, a police spokesman said.

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