Car left embedded in Portsmouth pub after crash

A CAR was left embedded in the wall of a pub in Portsmouth after a crash this morning.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 1:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:42 am
A car has crashed into the Travellers Rest in Somers Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Carl Ross.

Hampshire Police was called to the scene at 8.59am this morning, after a Vauxhall Corsa hit the outside the wall of a the Travellers Rest in Somers Road.

It has since been removed by police.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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A spokeswoman for Southsea Fire Station said: ‘We received a call just after 9am.

‘Our job was to make sure the wall wouldn’t fall down – once we were sure that was secure we left the scene of the incident.

‘We were only there for 10-15 minutes in total.’

Passer-by Carl Ross, 32, said: ‘There was a lot of activity from the emergency services.

‘A few of the roads have been closed off – it looks as though the car went into the gate and then the wall.

‘There is a hole in the wall where the car went through it, so it looks pretty serious.’

More to follow.