Young man remains critical in hospital

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A YOUNG man from Purbrook is fighting for his life after a serious crash in which a car smashed into a lamp post.

The 20-year-old remains in a critical condition at Southampton General Hospital after he suffered extensive head injuries.

As reported yesterday, he was the passenger in a black Hyundai Coupe which careered off the carriageway in Hulbert Road, Waterlooville.

The car was travelling from Waterlooville towards the A3 when it mounted the central reservation and collided with a street light.

The vehicle then continued to travel across the opposite carriageway before coming to rest on a grass verge.

The driver, a 30-year-old Purbrook man, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment.

The passenger was flown by air ambulance to Southampton.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud bang as the car lost control.

Police are appealing for witnesses as an investigation takes place into the accident, which happened at about 2.35pm on Sunday.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘We are conducting a full investigation and are appealing for witnesses to the collision to make contact.’

Contact Sergeant Darren Orde on 101, quoting Operation Jarvis.