Car and bus collide in Portsmouth

SCENE Firefighters carry the woman out of the car
SCENE Firefighters carry the woman out of the car
The accident is causing short delays both ways at Southampton Road

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FIREFIGHTERS have cut a woman driver out of her car following an accident with a bus in Portsmouth.

The crash on London Road, Hilsea, near to the Protyre garage took place at about 10.40am today.

Fire crews from Southsea and Cosham were called to deal with the incident, as well as police and an ambulance.

The female driver apparently lost control of the car and it smashed into a number 40 bus also travelling northbound.

She was removed from the vehicle after complaining of neck and leg injuries. The injuries are not thought to be life treatening and she was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham by ambulance for further treatment.

Two lanes of London Road had to be closed while emergency services were on the scene.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘We were called at 10.33am to the junction of London Road and Old London Road to a collision involving a blue MG and a First Bus.

‘Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were using cutting equipment to extract the female driver of the blue MG who was complaining of back pain.’

A road closure and temporary diversion is in place at the scene.

It is not yet known whether anyone else was injured in the crash.