Pedestrian lucky to be alive after driver losses control and crashes

CRASH The accident scene
CRASH The accident scene
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A PEDESTRIAN narrowly escaped serious injury when a motorist lost control of his vehicle at a busy Portsmouth junction.

A black Nissan Qashqai was exiting Lake Road when it smashed through a set of barriers on a pedestrian island before landing on two cars.

SMASH The two vehicles involved

SMASH The two vehicles involved

The accident happened at the junction of Fratton Road and Lake Road, Buckland, this morning.

The stationary two cars, a gold Renault trafic and silver BMW, were waiting at the traffic lights when the accident happened.

The driver of the Nissan managed to free himself from the crumpled vehicle before being taken to hospital by ambulance. He is not thought to be seriously hurt.

No other motorists or pedestrians were injured.

PC Lisa Oliver, from the joint operations policing department at Fratton Police Station, said: ‘There was a lady stood on the pavement and the car literally missed her by inches.

‘She was very lucky and very shaken.’

An eyewitness said: ‘You could see the driver lose control and swerve. He somersaulted and hit two cars and ended up resting on top of them.

‘I was on the other pedestrian island waiting to cross and I was very lucky. He knew he wasn’t going to make the corner. It’s lucky no one was killed.’

Police and recovery crews are clearing the scene. Northbound traffic out of the city is now flowing.