A MAN was taken to hospital with head injuries after he was hit by a coach in central Headington this morning.

Police were called to the incident at London Road during rush hour in which a coach had struck a pedestrian.

Thames Valley Police spokesman Jack Abell said: "Officers were called today at about 9am by the ambulance service following reports of a collision involving a coach and a pedestrian at London Road, Headington.

"Offiers attended the scene where the male pedestrian had sustained minor injuries.

"He has been taken to hospital for treatment."

He added that no arrests had been made as a result of the incident. The road has since fully re-opened with traffic returning to normal.

Spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust David Gallagher said: "We were called at 08.55am following a collision between a coach and a pedestrian on London Road.

"We sent an ambulance, a specialist paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the enhanced care response unit - the air ambulance car, to the scene.

"The patient was male, aged approx. mid-50s, and had sustained minor head and facial injuries.

"He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital."

Antony Gnanapragasam, a spokesman for Hallmark coach company, said: "One of our vehicles was involved in a collision this morning and our own internal investigation will take place."