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Man taken to hospital with life threatening injuries

Road near Kingsclere closed following collision

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith

jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

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A MAN has been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries and a road just outside Kingsclere closed, after a collision near the village this morning (Monday).

Hampshire Constabulary were called at at around 6.50am, after a blue Ford Transit Connect, travelling on Cole Henley Road, from Whitchurch, towards‪ Kingslere, was in collision with a tree, near the junction with Twinley Lane.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, has received life threatening injuries and he has been transported to Southampton General Hospital.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has since confirmed the man sustained serious head injuries. 

He was treated by the crew of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIWAA), who travelled by road to the scene, along with a hazard response team, ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle and paramedic. 

The road is currently closed and is expected to stay closed for at least another two hours.

Police have appealed for anyone with witnessed the collision to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should contact the Roads Policing Unit at Whitchurch police station on the non emergency telephone number, 101 quoting Operation Matar.

Update Tuesday Dec 15

Hampshire police have confirmed the man who was taken to hospital is in a serious, but stable condition.

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