Man cut free from van after Fareham crash

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A MAN had to be cut free from his van after it left the road and crashed into a lamppost.

Firefighters from Fareham were called to the accident in Cartwright Drive, Titchfield, at 2.40pm yesterday.

After hitting the lamppost the van took out nearby hedges before landing on the other side of the road with one of its wheels missing.

Fire crews cut the driver’s door off, which had caved in, so they could rescue the man.

A teenage passenger managed to escape and was treated by medics on the side of the road for cuts and bruises.

The man was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, for treatment.

His injuries are not thought to be serious.

The road was closed whilst emergency services worked.

No-one else was involved in the incident.

Crew manager Paul Cambell, of Fareham fire station, said: ‘The driver looked pretty shaken up by the accident but his injuries didn’t look too serious.

‘We cordoned off the lamppost because some of its cables were left exposed by the crash.’