Police release man arrested after woman hit by car on Southsea seafront under investigation

A MAN who was arrested after a pedestrian suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries, has been released under investigation.

By Matthew Mohan-Hickson
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:33 pm
Emergency services at the scene of the RTC in South Parade earlier today. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne
Emergency services at the scene of the RTC in South Parade earlier today. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

The 23-year-old from Portsmouth was detained after a woman, who is in her 60s, was hit by a car in South Parade yesterday. 

Police say that he has been released while investigations continue. 

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) have said that they were called to reports of a  woman being ‘pinned’ to a wall after being hit by a car in South Parade near the junction with Florence Road at 11.18am yesterday. 

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Emergency services at the scene of the RTC in South Parade earlier today. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

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An air ambulance landed and the woman was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton. 

A spokesman for SCAS said: ‘It was reported that the pedestrian was pinned by the car against a wall as a result of the collision.

‘We sent two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to the incident.

The woman was airlifted to hospital. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

‘The pedestrian was a 60-year-old female who had unfortunately sustained serious and life-changing injuries as a result of the collision.

‘After initial treatment and stabilisation at the scene, she was then flown to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton.’ 

The spokesman added: ‘The patient's husband was also taken to hospital, going by road to UHS after suffering a suspected medical emergency at the scene.

A woman has been rushed to hospital with 'life -changing' injuries. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

‘The car driver was assessed by staff at the scene and discharged into the care of Hampshire Constabulary.’ 

Pictures show the air ambulance landing in Southsea earlier.