Shock as man in coma after Scott Allan crash

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NEIGHBOURS have spoken of their shock after a man was critically injured in a car accident involving Pompey’s Scott Allan.

A 53-year-old man from Southsea is in a medically-induced coma in Southampton General Hospital today, after sustaining life-threatening injuries.

He was struck by a car driven by Pompey player Scott Allan at around 8.50pm on Friday night in Waverley Road.

The road was closed for around two hours and resident Mandi Robertson, 36, said she was shocked to come home and see so many emergency service vehicles in the road.

‘It seemed like there were ambulances and police cars everywhere,’ she said.

‘It was a big surprise and I saw them putting someone into the back of an ambulance – he looked pretty badly hurt at the time.

‘But I was shocked when I heard he was in a coma. I hope he pulls through.’

Kristia Zalisnova, 29, also from Waverley Road, said: ‘I looked out of my window and saw people huddled around someone lying in the road. I saw police talking to someone as well, he looked very upset.’

It is understood Allan was questioned by police after the collision but the 20-year-old player was not arrested.

An appeal for witnesses has been put out by the police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Wayne Voller at Fratton Road Policing Unit on 0845 045 45 45, quoting Operation Finch.