UPDATE: Injured man taken to hospital after Portsmouth crash

FIREFIGHTERS were forced to cut off the roof of a car to free an injured driver after a crash on a major city road.

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 8:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:52 pm
Two cars crashed outside the Good Companion pub in Eastern Road, Portsmouth, at around 8pm on April 6

The injured man had just pulled out of the Good Companion pub and into Eastern Road, Milton, when there was a crash with another car heading south.

Emergency services were alerted to the collision just after 8pm, with two fire crews from Southsea, several police units and a paramedic called to the scene.

A small stretch of Eastern Road was closed for about two hours while firefighters used hydraulic cutting tools to slice the roof off the vehicle and free the male.

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Electrician John Smitherman, 20, of Bedhampton, was driving south. He said: ‘It shook me up. There was smoke in my car. I was coughing my guts up.’

The other man was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital with a suspected neck injury.

Two cars crashed outside the Good Companion pub in Eastern Road, Portsmouth, at around 8pm on April 6
Two cars crashed outside the Good Companion pub in Eastern Road, Portsmouth, at around 8pm on April 6