A PENSIONER was flown to hospital with serious injuries after he was knocked down by a car, paramedics have confirmed.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Durand Road, Earley, shortly after 1.15pm on Sunday.

When they arrived it immediately became clear a 67-year-old man had been hit by a car and suffered serious injuries to his head.

An air ambulance was drafted to the scene and the man was flown to The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains today (Monday).

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 13.16 yesterday with the caller reporting a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Durand Road, Earley.

"We sent a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance, a paramedic team leader and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance to the incident. The pedestrian was a 67-year-old male who had sustained a serious head injury.

"After initial treatment at the scene he was then taken by air to the major trauma unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford."

A section of Chalfont Way near the Asda supermarket was sealed off by blue and white police tape.

Several police and ambulance vehicles could be seen within the cordon while a red Toyota car was parked at the side of the road.

A black motorcycle could also be seen.

The cordon was removed shortly after 3pm on Sunday.