Man seriously injured after being hit by car

INVESTIGATION Laburnam Grove was cordoned off
INVESTIGATION Laburnam Grove was cordoned off
M27. Picture: Malcolm Wells

One lane closed on M27 after crash

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A PENSIONER suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries after he was hit by a car near a busy road junction.

The 65-year-old was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital following the accident near the junction of Laburnum Grove and Copnor Road, Copnor, at about 3.30pm today.

He suffered serious head injuries and police say they are considered to be life-changing.

Earlier this evening police cars blocked off the entrance to Laburnum Grove from Copnor Road and the road is cordoned off with tape.

A police officer took pictures of the scene.

It is unknown whether the car driver was injured. No arrests were made.

PC Dave Blake, of Fratton Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘A man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries. A collisions investigation unit have conducted a scene survey to see if anyone was at fault.’

Amii Choudhury, 37, who has lived in Copnor Road for two years, said: ‘I had just driven back from work when I saw all the police cars.

‘I use the junction all the time and I’ve never seen an accident there before. I really feel for the man who has been injured.

‘This is a busy, residential area and kids play around here all the time so it makes you worry.’