Teenager is unhurt after car flips in crash

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A TEENAGER had a lucky escape after the car he was driving flipped over and landed overhanging a subway.

Alex Waters, 19, was on his way home from work when his Volkswagen Polo left the road and overturned on the A27 Western Road near the Portsbridge roundabout in Portsmouth shortly after 10pm last night.

The car landed on its roof, facing in the opposite direction and overhanging the subway. A passing motorist stopped and opened the driver’s side door. Mr Waters was then able to escape unharmed.

Firefighters from Cosham station were called out and put two blocks behind the Polo to stop it from sliding into the subway.

Mr Waters, from Felpham Gardens, Bognor Regis, who works at the Marriott Hotel in Southampton Road, Portsmouth, said: ‘I’m amazed there’s not even a scratch on me. It was only a split second. I was coming into the middle lane. First of all the car span out to the right. I turned the other way to try and stop it spinning, then it turned over.’

Red Watch manager Kevin Lloyd Spencer, from Cosham fire station, said: ‘When we arrived at the scene we found a vehicle on its roof. Fortunately the young gentleman wasn’t trapped so all we had to do was make the scene safe.’