Six Injured In Crash Near Winchester

Police are appealing for witnesses to a two-car collision near Winchester which injured six people, some of them seriously.

At about 1.15pm Sunday, March 7, a red Ford Fiesta and a grey Fiat people carrier collided at the junction of Morestead and Longwood Roads, near Owslebury.

The Fiesta driver, a 20-year-old man from Guildford, was cut from the car by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. He had serious head injuries and was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, by air ambulance. His condition was described as critical.

The passenger in the Fiesta, a 20-year-old Guildford woman, was taken to Southampton General Hospital by a second air ambulance. She is described as seriously injured, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Only the driver of the Fiat, a 43-year-old Shirrell Heath woman, escaped injury. Her four passengers, aged 10 to 15, were taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.

The four injured children include a 13-year-old Waltham Chase girl, who suffered a broken hip. Three Shirrell Heath children received more minor injuries. They are a boy, 10, with a broken leg; a boy, 13, with a minor head cut and a girl, 15, with minor leg and arm injuries.

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the Fiesta in Longwood Road or the Fiat in Morestead Road prior to the collision.

Anyone with information should contact Operation Cambric at Cosham Roads Policing Unit on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.

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