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A MAJOR road was closed after a pedestrian was hit by a car.

An 80-year-old man, from Waterlooville, was in collision with an Audi A3 car in London Road, Cowplain.

The accident happened at about 3.40pm today.

The incident caused disruption as the section between Longwood Avenue and Lovedean Lane was closed while emergency services dealt with the casualty.

The man has been taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

The road was fully re-opened by 4.45pm.

A police spokesman said: ‘The male pedestrian has suffered head injuries which are not believed to be serious.’

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said the air ambulance was called and landed nearby.

Paramedics from the air ambulance helped to treat the man at the scene, but he was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital by land ambulance.