A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after his car hit a lamppost in Portsmouth.
Police were called to Kingston Road, Buckland following the crash, which happened shortly before 7am today.
The road was shut at its junction with Kingston Crescent and New Road and traffic was diverted from the scene.
The driver of the Ford Mondeo was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham by ambulance.
The road was reopened shorty after 9am.
Officers are set to remain at the scene for some time while they investigate the incident and the vehicle is recovered.
It is not yet known how the crash happened.
A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: ‘Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle collision on Kingston Road, Portsmouth, this morning. ‘The crash happened shortly before 7am when for reasons yet to be established the driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with a lamppost.
‘The male driver sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.’
Anyone with information is asked to call Hampshire police on 101.