A MAN died in hospital last night after his mobility scooter crashed with an ambulance.

Police have announced that a 64-year-old man from Abingdon, who was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries, has not survived.

His next of kin have been informed and police officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision.

The ambulance and mobility scooter collided in Stratton Way at about 3.15pm yesterday afternoon [Friday], at the junction with Bath Street.

Police have now appealed for drivers and passengers of two particular vehicles - a blue Vauxhall Vivaro panel van and a white panel van - who rushed to the man's aid.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed the crash involved a SCAS ambulance but said no further comment could be given at this stage about what happened, as police are investigating.

Senior investigating officer Richard Thorpe, manager of Thames Valley Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision, following which a man sadly died.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone who has dash-cam footage to come forward and speak to police.

"I would like to appeal for specific witnesses to the collision to contact officers - the occupants of a blue Vauxhall Vivaro panel van - a male driver and a woman with long blonde hair who was a passenger.

"I'd also like to appeal to the occupants of a white panel van.

"Both of these vehicles were overtaken by the ambulance prior to the collision and both vehicles stopped to provide assistance to the injured man."

Part of Stratton Way, a key route in and out of the town centre, was closed in both directions between Bath Street and Stert Street yesterday while the scene was inspected by officers.

Oxford Mail:

Dotted line showing the road closure. Pic: AA/Google Maps

Anyone with any information can contact the Three Mile Cross Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101, quoting the reference number 822 10/8.