Driver taken to hospital and tree removed after late-night crash

A YOUNG male driver crashed his car into a tree in the early hours of the morning.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 4:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 5:54 pm
The scene on Southampton Road in the early hours of the morning. Picture: MJ Simmons

Cosham Fire Station were called to the scene on Southampton Road, near Cosham in Portsmouth, at about 2am.

Crews worked for about half-an-hour to free a young male, in his early 20s, from a brand-new Vauxhall.

Crew manager Munday said: '˜We cut the side of the car out.

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The scene on Southampton Road in the early hours of the morning. Picture: MJ Simmons

'˜I think the driver had been travelling towards Cosham and lost control of the car and hit a tree.

'˜There were no other cars involved.

'˜The car was completely damaged and the driver had some injuries.'

The affected tree has since been removed from the roadside.

The affected tree was removed. Picture: MJ Simmons