Driver cut from car after crash in Gosport

The accident on Ann's Hill Road, Gosport Picture: Marcus Leon
The accident on Ann's Hill Road, Gosport Picture: Marcus Leon
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A CAR rolled onto its roof after crashing into a parked vehicle in Gosport.

The driver, 69, had to be cut from the car and was taken to hospital by an ambulance.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said the Nissan Micra crashed into a parked Ford Fiesta on Ann’s Hill Road and rolled on to its roof.

The fire service was called to cut the driver from the car.

Watch manager Rob Dellow said the car had been travelling south down Ann’s Hill Road.

‘We had a situation where a 69-year-old was suspended, hanging upside down in the car held in place by his seat belt,’ he said.

‘That caused us a few problems – gravity plays a big part in what we do.

‘We can’t just undo his seat belt, obviously he would have flopped out.

‘It was quite a technical rescue, we had to take the driver’s door off, we had to make relief cuts in the boot.

‘The idea was we would open the boot like a clam to give us a bit of space.’

He added: ‘Very carefully and really taking the lead from the paramedic we lowered him out the seat belt on to a long board and then we got him out the car into the back of the ambulance.’

The pensioner was checked over and taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

The road has now been opened.