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Pedestrian suffers serious head injuries in two-car crash in Pennington



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It is believed the driver of one vehicle failed to see the other slowing for the man
It is believed the driver of one vehicle failed to see the other slowing for the man

A PEDESTRIAN was badly hurt after being struck in a two-vehicle collision on the A337 at Pennington.

The incident, involving a Volkswagen and a Peugeot, took place as the casualty, a 67-year-old local man, crossed Milford Road, near its junction with South Street, around 11.30am on Saturday.

Police have launched an investigation, with officers believing the driver of one of the vehicles failed to see the other slowing for the man.

Paramedics in a passing ambulance stopped at the scene, and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance also landed nearby.

Having suffered a head injury, the casualty was taken by road to Southampton General Hospital. A South Centre Ambulance spokesperson said his condition was “serious, but not thought to be immediately life-threatening”.

Witness Charity Nott described the “horrible” moment she saw the man “flying through the air” when the collision took place as she drove home from walking her dog.

“I was turning right into South Street when I saw a man crossing the road and a car seemed to be slowing to let him get across,” she recalled.

“But then, as I turned, I heard the most hideous noise and looked round and saw him flying through the air. It was just horrible – a horrible thing to see.

“I did stop for a bit, but luckily there was an ambulance there, and I think the air ambulance attended as well.”

Ms Nott added staff from the shops on the nearby parade, including McColl’s, went out to help the victim.

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “A black Volkswagen collided with a red Peugeot after failing to respond to the vehicle allowing a pedestrian to cross the road.

“As a result the Peugeot knocked down the pedestrian – resulting in a 67-year-old

man from Pennington being taken to Southampton General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

“No arrests have been made.”



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