Road reopened after woman, 77, suffers severe injuries in Portsmouth accident

The air ambulance in Milton Park
The air ambulance in Milton Park
Picture: Paul Jacobs (142476-229) PPP-140824-032155001

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Police say a major Portsmouth road has been reopened almost seven hours after a serious accident involving a 77-year-old woman.

She suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident at the roundabout at the junction of Locksway Road and Milton Road shortly before 9.40am.

It involved a DAF lorry which was driving south on Milton Road. The elderly woman is understood to have been a pedestrian, and was left lying on an island in the middle of Milton Road following the collision.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘A lorry collided with a pedestrian, who was an elderly woman.

‘She received leg injuries which are potentially life threatening.

‘The air ambulance was called.’

The air ambulance landed in nearby Milton Park and has taken the woman to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

No-one else has been injured.

James Keating-Wilkes, spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘We conveyed the woman to Southampton General Hospital, being the nearest trauma centre.’

Some local residents have previously expressed concerns about safety on the roundabout, which was installed in place of a junction last year.

The roundabout has been the site of many accidents since it was installed, most notably after a police car and a Renault Clio collided in December.

John Grant, 50, of Oakdene Road, Southsea, witnessed the aftermath of that incident.

Mr Grant said: ‘I live at the bottom of Locksway Road. I’ve nearly been written off three times by people who come flying down the road.

‘That roundabout needs something seriously done.

‘People don’t always realise it’s there.’

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision are asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit at Fratton Police Station in Portsmouth by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.