THIS WEEK IN 1970: Havant by-pass cars plunge into the sea
Three drivers escaped serious injury when their cars skidded off Havant by-pass and plunged into the sea.
The accidents happened in a series of skid-pan crashes on an icy stretch of the carriageway.
Early morning rain froze along one lane and sent a total of seven cars careering across the west-bound lane of the by-pass between Broadmarsh and Langstone roundabouts
A sports car skidded on to the grass verge and toppled into the sea – resting against an upturned barge.
Police arrived at the scene and began a frantic search for the driver – but then learned he had gone home.
At the same time one vehicle catapulted into four feet of water but the driver escaped and was taken to hospital.