Driver arrested after being hurt in serious road crash

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A man has been arrested after being injured in a serious car crash.

The 61-year-old, from Fareham, was driving a Jaguar XJS car westbound along the A272 at West Meon when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed onto the opposite carriageway and collided head-on with a Volvo travelling in the opposite direction.

As reported, he suffered internal injuries following the accident at about 3.30pm on December 31 and was treated at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester but has now been discharged.

The driver was later arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and released on bail until April 11 pending further enquiries.

The 61-year-old man who was driving the Volvo suffered serious injuries and remains in a serious condition at Southampton General Hospital.

A 23-year-old man who was a passenger in the Jaguar was unhurt.

PC David Blake from Fratton Roads Policing Unit, said: 'We believe that there are some key witnesses, who were not spoken to at the time of the incident, who may be able to provide vital information for this investigation.'

Anyone who saw the collision or either of the vehicles travelling along the A272 is asked to contact PC Blake on 101, quoting Operation Wrapper.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.