UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after crash that closed road

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A MAN was flown to hospital after he suffered a heart attack and his car careered off the road and hit a wall.

The incident happened today, at 7.45am, on Botley Road, near Fairthorne Manor, Curdridge.

The road was shut for several hours between Swanwick Lane and the A334.

A police spokeswoman said the man was found unconscious at the wheel, suffering a cardiac arrest, and he was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

The road reopened at 2pm.

No other car is believed to be involved.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting Operation Attachment.