A MAN was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a bus last (Thursday) night, it has emerged.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of a serious collision in Bath Road, Reading, between Circuit Lane and Burghfield Road.

When they arrived it became clear that a man in his fifties had been run over by a bus.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene but his injuries were too serious and he was rushed to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains today (Friday).

The crash follows another collision on the same road earlier this week where two pensioners were tragically killed. 

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We got a call at 17.50 to reports of a road traffic incident.

"This was involving a pedestrian and a bus.

"They were assessing a man in his fifties who had sustained life-threatening injuries. He was seen by all our crews and was taken to The John Radcliffe Hospital."

The incident is the second major crash on the road this week after two pensioners were killed when they were in collision with a police dog unit vehicle on Tuesday.

Thursday's incident saw several surrounding roads shut down while officers probed the crash.

The man's current condition is not known."

Thames Valley Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information should contact the force on 101.

A spokesman for Reading Buses added: "We can confirm that one of our buses was involved in an incident with a pedestrian on the Bath Road yesterday evening (25 January).

"There were no apparent injuries to any of our customers or the driver of the bus. We are supporting our driver at this difficult time. We also hope that the injured man recovers fully and our thoughts are with him.

"As this is an ongoing police, and our own internal, investigation, this is all we can say at this time."