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Police confirm no serious injuries in three vehicle RTC

Chaos was caused across the city after the three vehicle RTC that happened on the Eastern Road junction of the A27 Saturday 19 February

HIWFRS received a call with reference to a three vehicle RTC with persons trapped at 10.49am, on arrival crews found one person trapped in a Mercedes that had sustained major damage.

Crews from Cosham, Southsea, Havant and Portchester were in attendance who worked alongside paramedics to free the injured casualty.


Crews used specialist cutting equipment to extricate the casualty from the Mercedes who had become trapped who was handed over to awaiting Paramedics.


A Volkswagen was seen on its side on the roundabout along with a Volkswagen Golf which had sustained damage to the rear of the vehicle.

Police have now confirmed that no serious injuries were sustained in the collision and no arrests made.


The incident was later handed over to police and Highways after a stop message was sent by fire crews at 11:52.


Firefighter Alex Valentine, from Cosham fire station, said that when crews arrived they were met with a scene of confusion, with debris scattered all across the highway.


He said: ‘It’s hard to say what happened. It’s still under investigation. But there were three vehicles involved.


‘It was unclear at first which vehicle the person was trapped in because there was a a car on its side, one that had been spun off and car that had been rear-ended.’


He added: ‘We had to cut the roof off the vehicle of the person trapped.’


The collision saw congestion spreading across roads in and out of the city, with the northbound exit on the Eastern Road blocked due to the collision.


The roads in Buckland, North End and Landport saw significant delays.


A full accident investigation is now underway.