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Driver seriously ill after collapsing at wheel and crashing into house




The 33-year-old driver was taken to Southampton hospital by ambulance
The 33-year-old driver was taken to Southampton hospital by ambulance

A MOTORIST is seriously ill in hospital after a car ploughed into a parked vehicle and a house in Totton last night (Tuesday).

The incident involving a Land Rover Freelander happened just before 10pm in Winchester Way. It is believed the casualty, a 33-year-old man from Dibden had collapsed at the wheel.

Emergency services which rushed to the scene included the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, a hazardous area response team and paramedic crews.

After being assessed and treated by the medics, the man was taken by road ambulance to University Hospital Southampton.

His condition was described as critical by a South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson.

“We received a 999 call at 21.58 with the caller reporting that a car had collided with a parked car and a house on Winchester Way, Totton,” the spokesperson said.

“We sent two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, the hazardous area response team and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance to the incident.

“The driver of the car, a mid-30s male, was suspected of suffering a medical episode at the wheel, and following initial treatment at the scene was taken in a critical condition to University Hospital Southampton by road.”

Police and firefighters also attended the incident.



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