Car plunges off busy road

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A DRIVER was cut out of his car after he careered off the A27 and on to Farlington Marshes.

The man was driving a silver Volvo westbound from Havant towards the Eastern Road, in Portsmouth, when he lost control.

The car plunged down the bank and into a field, hitting a tree on the way.

Miraculously, the man escaped with only minor injuries.

Police and paramedics were called out just after 11.30am today.

Police shut lane one of the A27 to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Three fire engines from Cosham, including a special equipment unit, and one engine from Havant, went to get the man out of the car.

Using cutting tools, he was released from the wreckage.

Neil Miller, a spokesman for Hampshire Police, said: ‘He was conscious and breathing, but was cut out by firefighters.

‘It looks like the car hit a tree on its way down a bank.’

The man was taken by ambulance to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment to minor injuries. Lane one was re-opened by 1pm.