Elderly woman airlifted to hospital after Bedhampton road crash

Emergency services at the scene of the accident in Portsdown Hill near Glebe Park Avenue in Bedhampton
Emergency services at the scene of the accident in Portsdown Hill near Glebe Park Avenue in Bedhampton
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AN ELDERLY woman has been airlifted to hospital after a head on car crash on Portsdown Hill Road.

She was a passenger in a car driven by an elderly man, who was also taken to hospital by ambulance following the crash at 3.30pm today.

The accident happened was at the junction of Beverley Grove, Bedhampton.

The elderly couple’s car collided with a car being driven a man in his 20s. He was not hurt.

Firefighters had to cut the roof off the elderly couple’s car to get them out. It took them around 30 minutes.

A section of the road remains closed while emergency services are at the scene.

The woman was airlifted by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. The man was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

Fire service Cosham crew manager Stuart Vince said: ‘The trouble with head-on collisions is that you get a combined speed of both the cars.

‘All the airbags went off in both cars, which indicates a high speed. The airbags did their job but both elderly people needed medical attention.’