RESIDENTS have called a meeting with their councillor in response to a fatal car crash on the A41 near Bicester.

A driver died on Friday after his BMW car collided with a pedestrian, veered off the carriageway and crashed into a tree near the Wendlebury Interchange.

The man who died was a 29-year-old from Wallingford, whose name has not yet been released by police.

The pedestrian was also injured but has since been released from hospital.

Though the circumstances of the crash are not yet publicly known, and police are still investigating, it has fuelled concerns about potential dangers on the A41.

County councillor Ian Corkin, whose division covers Wendlebury, said several residents got in touch over the weekend raising questions about bus stops on the busy road.

Concerns will be discussed at a public meeting at 4pm today at St Giles Church in Wendlebury, which is next to one of the bus stops.

The bus shelters, which are at the side of the 70mph road in both directions, are about half a mile from the interchange.

Mr Corkin said this meant passengers had to stand in 'close proximity' to cars travelling at a high speed.

Police have not suggested the pedestrian hit was waiting at the bus stop, but Mr Corkin said residents were concerned this might have been the case.

He added: "The bus stops are mixing people in with the dual carriageway. It's very difficult.

"The need for some form of safe crossing was established some time ago.

"It's a pretty hairy experience when you get that close to the traffic - you really do feel very vulnerable.

"The county council appreciates it's very dangerous and people using the bus stop are at risk, but what's the solution and where do we get funding from?"