A PEDESTRIAN is in a critical condition after he was hit by a lorry.
The male pedestrian, 31, was knocked down in Locksway Road, Milton, at its junction with Mayles Road at about 12.30pm today.
Police officers closed Locksway Road until 6pm and the entrance to near-by St James’ psychiatric hospital is also cordoned off with blue and white police tape while police work at the scene.
Traffic is being diverted from Locksway Road at its junction with Milton Road.
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Portsmouth at 12.30pm.
‘The 31-year-old man was in collision with a white Iveco light goods vehicle on Locksway Road, Milton.
‘The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital by ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.
‘The LGV driver was shaken but uninjured. Local road closures are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area around Locksway Road for the time being and find alternative routes.’
Information to Sgt Julian Williams of Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting Operation Holbeach.
The News understands the road closures are expected to be in place for up to five hours.