Man taken to QA Hospital after being knocked out by traffic light hit by a coach

A MAN was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital after a traffic light knocked over by a coach fell on his head and left him unconscious.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 7:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 1:56 pm

The light struck the man after it was downed in a one-vehicle collision at the junction of Fratton Road and St Mary’s Road just after 3pm on Wednesday.

Police said the man, who is 26, ‘briefly' lost consciousness but later came around.

South Central Ambulance Service treated him at the scene before taking him to QA Hospital.

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St Mary's Church, which straddles Fratton Road and St Mary's Road. Picture: Google Street View

An ambulance spokesman said: ‘The patient was conscious and alert so hopefully not a serious head injury.’

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The accident forced bus provider Stagecoach to divert its 21 service to Havant via Anchorage Park because St Mary’s Road was blocked.

Buses instead travelled via New Road.

Stagecoach said on Twitter that St Mary's Road was clear by 4.43pm.