Taxi passenger is cut out of car at busy junction

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A TAXI passenger had to be cut out of a car after a crash at a busy junction in Southsea.

The man, in his early 20s, had been travelling in an Aqua taxi when it crashed into the back of a Ford Focus at the junction of Victoria Road South and Albert Road at about 6.40pm on Friday.

The passenger then got out of the taxi and got in the car in front to check the people were not hurt.

He then started to complain of pain in his neck as emergency services arrived at the scene.

Firefighters from Southsea Fire Station used cutting tools to remove the roof of the car.

The man was removed on a spinal board and taken by ambulance to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, for treatment to suspected spinal injuries.

Firefighter Scott Yule said: ‘He got out of the car and went to sit in the car in front and then complained of neck injuries.’