Passing medic helps at motorway crash

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A man has walked away from a motorway smash in the early hours of this morning.

The collision happened on the westbound M27 at Junction 11 for Fareham shortly before 1.26am.

The car hit the central reservation and rolled over, coming to rest between the junction’s exit and entry sliproads.

An ambulance, complete with medic, was being towed along the motorway at the time so the man could get medical help immediately.

‘He was actually tending to the casualty when we arrived,’ said watch manager Simon Whelan, of Fareham fire station.

‘We made a start cutting the roof of the car off, but actually in the end the ambulance staff stepped the casualty out of the car and into an ambulance.’

The westbound side of the motorway was closed, though traffic was able to come off and rejoin straight away at the junction.

The eastbound side was also closed for a short amount of time to allow debris to be cleared away.

A crew from Cosham fire station also attended, and the incident was over by about 2.10am.

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