THE senior coroner for Oxfordshire has opened an inquest into the death of a Chippenham man who was hit by an ambulance on the A34 near Oxford on Friday, November 29.

Adrian Thomas Bourne, 35, from Chippenham, died in the early hours of the morning while walking along a section of the A34 northbound carriageway near the Pear Tree interchange.

The senior coroner, Darren Salter, opened the inquest in Oxford today and adjourned it to April 29, 2020.

Coroner's officer David Freeman said in a statement: “He was a mechanic electric engineer project manager who was raised in Chippenham.

“Near the Pear Tree interchange at 03.50am on November 29 a paramedic verified his death. He was identified by a police officer at the scene.

“The initial report by police is that he was walking along a section of the A34 Northbound when he was struck by an ambulance travelling on lane one. It was not responding to a call.

“The ambulance stopped immediately and a paramedic conducted CPR with him on his back on a grass verge but all attempts of resuscitation failed. The cause of death is described as multiple injuries.”

Thames Valley Police have appealed for witnesses to the tragic accident and anyone with dash cam footage who may have seen Mr Bourne walking along the A34.