A Road remains closed following a serious head on collision between a Silver Citroen C3 and a Blue Renault Clio in the village of Shawford near Winchester this evening.
It is believed that the Citroen was heading towards Winchester and the Renault in the opposite direction towards Otterbourne when the horrific collision happened on Otterbourne Road. One driver claimed that the Citroen moved to avoid a vehicle that was reversing off a driveway.
A 52-year-old woman and 5-year-old boy have both been rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries and are both currently in surgery.
It is understood that passing good Samaritan drivers who are both fathers themselves David Fielden and Ross Baker from Southampton stopped at the scene and put themselves in danger to help. Whilst David helped the injured from the vehicles and gave the first aid before the emergency services arrived on the scene. Ross stopped one of the vehicles from being engulfed in flames by using a fire extinguisher they had with them.
Julie Harmon who lives on the road said” Otterbourne Road is generally very quiet and most people keep to the speed limit. I can’t imagine what happened.”
Otterbourne Road is currently closed where it junctions meet with Hurdle Way, Shawford Road, Badger Farm Road and Grove Road. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.A local diversion has been set up for resident.
Collision scene and accident investigators are at the scene at are likely to remain throughout the evening, they are working with officers from the Hampshire Road Policing based at Whitchurch.
Police have informed the next of kin of those involved.
A spokeswomen from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said “They were called at 17:50 this evening to a two vehicle collision and three people are being treated by South Central Ambulance Services fire crews made the scene safe and have left the incident in the hands of the police.
A South Central Ambulance Service said three people were involved: A 5-year-old child who sustained a head injury, a woman in her 50’s with chest and abdominal pain and a male in his 60’s with chest pains. All three have been taken to Southampton General hospital
Officers have said that they expect the road to remain closed over night and will be reopened in the morning.
Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision continue and officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident or either of the vehicles prior to the collision. Officers have urged drivers to check dash cam footage to see if they may have captured the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Whitchurch Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.