Lamppost left bent following car crash in Portsmouth

The damaged lampost in Northern Parade
The damaged lampost in Northern Parade
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NEIGHBOURS had a shock when they looked out of their windows to see a car embedded in a lamppost.

Residents living in Northern Parade, in Hilsea, Portsmouth, reported hearing a loud bang and looked out their windows to see the aftermath, opposite the entrance to Kipling Road.

It happened at 6.45am on Saturday.

Paramedics were called and the driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries, as a precaution.

Two passengers were uninjured.

Engineers from Southern Electric spent the morning repairing the lamppost which was left bent almost in half.

Firefighters from Cosham station attended to make sure the area was safe and the road was free from debris.

Leonard Davey, 77, who lives near the site, said: ‘I was in the kitchen at the back of the house and heard a bang.

‘I looked out of the window and saw a car embedded in the lamppost.

‘A similar thing happened a few months ago when a car came down here and crashed into the speed camera.

‘They must have been travelling at some speed to have hit the lamppost. By the time I came out the car was being towed away.’

No arrests were made.