Men cut out of cars after accidents in Portsmouth and Fareham

Firefighters responded to two single-car accidents near Portsmouth and Fareham last night.

Firefighters responded to two single-car accidents near Portsmouth and Fareham last night.

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TWO men were injured and had to be cut out of their cars in separate accidents last night.

One of the accidents happened outside the George Inn in Portsdown Hill Road about 10.45pm, where a man aged in his 40s had collided with a lamp post.

Two fire crews and one special equipment vehicle from Cosham Fire Station were called to the scene and had to cut the roof off the car, before they were able to lift the man out.

Cosham watch manager Mark Norton said: ‘The roof was taken off and that allowed him to be brought out onto a casualty board.’

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said the man waken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham with back injuries.

Mr Norton said crew manager Gary Wright was in charge of the rescue.

The other accident happened just north of Boundary Oak Prep School in Wickham Road, Fareham, about 11.30pm.

Crew manager Simon Whelan of Fareham Fire Station said a man driving a blue Ford Mondeo was involved.

Mr Whelan said: ‘It had gone off the highway and ended up on its roof.

‘There was one man still in the car in his seat belt and we had to rescue him from the car.’

The SCAS spokesman said the car had flipped over after it collided with some ‘stationary items.’

Mr Whelan said the man, who was 32 years old, was only able to be gotten out of the car after the door was cut away.

He said: ‘We cut the side of the car off and then lowered him onto a board.’

The Mondeo driver was taken to QA with minor injuries.

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