Taxi crashes into tree in Portsmouth

Police, fire and ambulance services attended after the taxi crashed into a tree
Police, fire and ambulance services attended after the taxi crashed into a tree
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A TAXI driver was taken to hospital after his car left the road and crashed into a tree last night.

The collision happened just after midnight in Havant Road, Portsmouth.

Nobody else was in the taxi at the time and the driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the Peugeot people carrier was recovered by 2.15am.

The vehicle was heavily damaged.

A spokeswoman from South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called to the scene at 12.08am to a car that had come off the road and collided with a tree in Havant Road.

‘We sent an ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle and one male patient was taken to QA Hospital for treatment.’

Firefighters, who were also called to the crash, said the man was breathing and conscious when he was taken by paramedics.

Police reported the man’s injuries as ‘minor’.