Driver is hurt after crashing into parked car

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A MAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries after crashing his car into a parked vehicle.

The man was driving a Vauxhall along Atlantis Avenue, Crookhorn, when it smashed into the back of a Seat car.

Police, paramedics and fire engines went to the scene at about 3.30pm yesterday.

The man was unable to get out of the car and firefighters took the decision to cut off the roof of the vehicle.

Ralph Hutton, watch manager at Waterlooville fire station, said: ‘He crashed into the back of a parked car.

‘We are not sure what the reason was.

‘He had various chest and neck injuries.

‘It wasn’t a serious smash, but he seemed to have some serious injuries. We made his car into a convertible.

‘They had the spinal board and we took him down the back of the car.’

A crew from Cosham fire station also went to the scene to help as firefighters spent more than an hour making the area safe.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

Firefighters were also called to a car that span out of control and ended up on its side on a sliproad.

A crew from Fareham went to Junction 11 of the M27 westbound at about 2.45pm on Saturday.

The man and woman in the red Ford Ka, in their early 20s, had managed to clamber out and were not hurt.