Teen speaks of his shock after car rolls in front of him in Hayling Island crash

A TEENAGER who was walking home from a boxing session has spoken of his shock after a car crash unfolded before his eyes.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 6:05 am

Rheily Parker, 15, was walking home after an evening of training at the Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy when he saw a car speeding past him along the sea front.

He says the car then took a hard left into Chichester Avenue, before rolling onto its side and crashing.

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The scene of the crash in Chichester Avenue, Hayling Island. Picture: Rheily Parker

Rheily then jumped into action, helping to kick through the windscreen and get the woman trapped inside the vehicle out.

‘I was just walking home with a few mates from boxing at the time,’ he said.

‘This car came speeding past – it must have been going about 60mph.

‘The driver suddenly swerved to the left and the car flipped over three times.’

The car apparently rolled three times before coming to a stop. Picture: Rheily Parker

Rheily, along with friends Will Allen and Luke Buckland, dialled 999 and attempted to wave down traffic for help.

Police officers attended the incident but paramedics weren't summoned.

‘It was such a shock, I’ve never seen anything like this,’ Rheily said.

‘The second I saw it happen my heart started pounding really fast.

The crash took place near the railway line. Picture: Rheily Parker

‘But after that I didn’t really think about anything, I guess the adrenaline kicked in.’

Police officers are continuing to investigate the incident, which happened on Wednesday, January 22.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We were called at 9.40pm on January 22 to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Sea Front, Hayling Island, involving a Vauxhall Corsa.

‘Officers attended and the vehicle was recovered. One person reported minor injuries.

‘No arrests have been made and enquiries into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing.’

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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