A MAN was hit by a Parcel Force lorry while walking along a busy A road.

At the opening of Toby Beers-Baker’s inquest today the Oxford Coroners' Court heard the business owner had been seen walking along a section of A4260 between Adderbury and Deddington, near Banbury at about 4am on February 21.

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The 33-year-old, from Oxford, who was ‘dressed in dark clothing’ and on a section without street lighting, was hit by the lorry travelling from Adderbury at 4.08am.

Mr Beers-Baker was pronounced dead at the scene with his cause of death listed as head trauma.

An full inquest is due to take place on August 20.