Man killed in Hayling Island accident

The accident scene on the Havant Road, Hayling Island.
The accident scene on the Havant Road, Hayling Island.

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A man has died after an accident on the road in to and out of Hayling Island.

The 36-year-old from Waterlooville, was driving a Ford Transit Minibus south along the A3023, Havant Road, Hayling Island at about 5.50am.

Police say the vehicle veered to the nearside kerb, collided with the kerb and then a lamp post causing the vehicle to overturn.

The driver sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, where he was pronounced dead.

There were two passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash, both of whom are from Havant.

A 47-year-old man sustained serious injuries and a 36-year-old man sustained minor injuries.

A section of the road was closed for about two hours to allow a full investigation to take place.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash or who saw the van prior to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Acting Sergeant Rob Brind, at Fratton Roads Policing Unit, quoting Operation Aerophane.

Callers can also contact the charity Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 11.

Callers outside Hampshire should use 0845 045 45 45.