A MAN who died after being hit by an ambulance on the A34 is believed to have walked from Oxford city centre in the early hours of the morning. 

Police are now working to investigate what happened when the ambulance, which wasn't on its way to an emergency, struck the man.

The force wants anybody who might have seen the 35-year-old walking from the city centre towards the Peartree Interchange to come forward, and is asking drivers to check their dash-cam footage. 

The incident happened at around 3.20am, and traffic was delayed for more than six hours. 

The man died at the scene and his next of kin have been told. 

The investigating officer, Rob Turpin, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Bicester Police Station said: "This was a tragic incident where a 35-year-old man has died after being in a collision with an ambulance.

“I am now appealing for witnesses to this incident to assist with my investigation.

“I would appeal for anyone who may have seen this pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, in the northbound carriageway of the A34 at a time prior to the collision taking place.

“I would also like to ask that any motorists who have dash-cams in their cars and were driving near the area at this time review their footage to see if there is anything significant on there.

“It is believed that the man walked from Oxford city centre towards the Peartree interchange, before entering the northbound carriageway."

Anybody who can help police should call 101 quoting 43190372771.