Woman cut free from Portsmouth road accident

The accident scene in London Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth.
The accident scene in London Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth.
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A PENSIONER had to be cut free from her vehicle following a two car crash.

Retired couple Maureen and Edward Usher were returning home from St Mary’s hospital in Milton, Portsmouth, when they had an accident on London Road, in Copnor.

Their green Hyundai Atos collided with a black Volkswagen Passat taxi at just after 2.40pm yesterday, causing both cars to spin and end up on the side of the road.

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene and closed the southbound dual carriageway, just south of the M27, diverting traffic down Northern Parade.

When the driver of the vehicle, 72-year-old Mrs Usher, of Forest Avenue, Waterlooville, complained of neck pains, Firefighters were called to cut the roof off her car so she could be safely removed.

Mr Usher, 75, said: ‘It happened so suddenly and I’m still a bit shaken up by the whole thing.

‘One minute we were driving then there was a bang and we were sitting in our car across the road.

‘We were just coming back from the hospital after I had my eyes scanned, and now it looks like we’re going back there.’

The accident caused long tailbacks in the north of Portsmouth, but was cleared by 4pm.

Mrs Usher was taken to QA hospital where she was treated for whiplash.