Pedestrian and his dog are hit in accident

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A MAN and his dog survived after being hit by a car on a busy road.

The dog walker was crossing Langstone Road, near The Ship Inn, Langstone, when he was struck by a Ford Fiesta.

The dog was taken under the car and the man, aged in his 50s, hit the windscreen and sustained a head injury.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called at about 3.50pm on Sunday .

Congestion built up as part of the road was blocked as emergency services dealt with the casualties.

Paramedics treated the injured man at the scene and he was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

The man driving the car was not hurt.

A crew from Havant fire station released the dog from underneath the car and the animal was not hurt.

Neil Miller, a spokesman for Hampshire Police, said: ‘The dog was uninjured and was just trapped by the vehicle.’

He said no arrests were made and it was being treated as an accident.

The road was reopened by 4.15pm.