Woman dies following collision with Lamp Post on A35 near Hinton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic incident in the Hinton.

Police were called to the A35 Lyndhurst Road at 3pm yesterday (August 8) to reports of an incident involving a Ford Focus.

The car came to rest on its side against a lamp post, close to the Cat and Fiddle pub, trapping the female driver.

The 65-year-old driver from Bedfordshire was taken to Southampton General Hospital but died a short time later.

Officers are investigating the incident and looking into the possibility that the driver suffered a medical episode and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting 44160296556, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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