Pedestrian taken to hospital with head injury after incident on main Portsmouth road

A PEDESTRIAN has been rushed to hospital with a head injury following an incident on a road near Portsmouth city centre this morning.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 12:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 9:35 pm

The individual, a woman in her 20s, was injured in an incident in Holbrook Road earlier this morning, causing police to close the road and divert traffic through Arundel Street and the ASDA car park.

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Holbrook Road in Portsmouth was closed off following serious incident. Picture: Habibur Rahman

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We were called at 9.28am with reports of a collision in Holbrook Road, Portsmouth.

‘A Nissan van and a pedestrian were involved.

‘Closures were put in place on the roundabout, but these closures have since been lifted.

‘The pedestrian suffered a head injury and has been taken to hospital.’

Police at the junction of Arundel Street and Holbrook Road in Portsmouth diverting traffic after an accident. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Police have also confirmed that nothing has happened to the van driver.

South Central Ambulance Service has identified the pedestrian as a woman in her 20s, and has described her injuries as non-life threatening.

A spokeswoman said: ‘We had an ambulance crew, a rapid response vehicle and critical care car from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance on scene assessing and treating a female patient in her 20s for non-life threatening injuries.

‘Following that treatment at the scene by all our crews she was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital.’

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 101, quoting the reference number 44190239513.