VIDEO UPDATE: Road reopened after two taken to hospital following crash between lorry and car in Portsmouth

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TWO people had to be cut out from a car after it was in a collision with a lorry at a busy Portsmouth junction.

The crash happened at about 9am today at the junction of Eastney Road and Bransbury Road in Eastney.

The junction of Eastney Road and Bransbury Road in Eastney has been closed after an accident

Picture: Kimberley Barber

The junction of Eastney Road and Bransbury Road in Eastney has been closed after an accident Picture: Kimberley Barber

Emergency services were called to the collision, which happened between a silver Honda and a Knowhow – the installation service for Currys and PC World – truck.

Fire crews from Southsea and Cosham had to cut the roof off the car to get two people out.

The occupants – a female driver and a male passenger – were taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, with minor injuries.

The two occupants of the delivery lorry – two men, believed to be in their 40s – were unhurt.

The crash in Eastney this morning

Picture: Christopher Ham

The crash in Eastney this morning Picture: Christopher Ham

PC Craig Bodenham said the police would be looking into how the crash occurred.

He said: ‘Clearly something has gone wrong at the junction and our investigations will continue to establish what has happened.’

The crash happened directly outside the Fort Cumberland Arms.

Terry Williams, 76, from Southsea, was in the pub and he saw the firefighters.

He said: ‘I saw them cutting the roof off. The emergency services were everywhere.’

Working in the pub was barmaid Lisa Stanley, from Milton.

She said: ‘I heard all the sirens going past this morning.

‘I hope they will be okay.’

Eating breakfast in the nearby Park Cafe was Ben Brookes, 30, from Havant, with his girlfriend, Hayley Cleal, 30, from Milton.

Ben said: ‘It is terrible, the poor people. I hope they are all right.’

The crossroads at Bransbury Park, between Eastney Road, Devonshire Avenue and Bransbury Road, by the Fort Cumberland Arms pub, was closed until 10.30am, causing tailbacks as traffic was diverted towards Eastney.

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