A 52-YEAR-OLD man injured in a car accident on Friday will need to have surgery, police have said.

The pedestrian, a French national, was seriously hurt in a collision with a black Vauxhall Astra in Amersham High Street at 5.14pm.

He was taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries to his lower body and is described as being in a stable condition, although he will have to undergo several operations.

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man, was uninjured but left shaken following the incident.

Thames Valley Police has today launched an appeal for witnesses to the collision.

Anyone with information should contact investigating officer PC John Belson on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.