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Man Dies In Crash Between Car And Lorry
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a lorry and car near Bramshaw on Friday.
The collision happened at 2.45pm at the cross roads of the B3079 and Forest Road and involved a green Merecedes Actros ‘tipper’ lorry and a silver Nissan Note.
The driver of the Nissan, a 71-year-old man from Hythe was cut from the vehicle and flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital (SGH) where he died on Saturday.
The Nissan’s front seat passenger, a 78-year-old man from Bodmin, Cornwall also had to be cut from the vehicle. He was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The rear passenger, a 65-year-old woman from Hythe, was also taken to SGH where she is receiving treatment.
The driver of the lorry was uninjured.
The road remained closed until 8.15pm while the vehicles were recovered and collision investigators examined the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicles prior to it, are asked to contact Sergeant Alex Rawdon-Smith at Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Pennywort.
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