An Audi car ended up on its roof last night after a spectacular crash on the B3037 Bishopstoke road after clipping a kerb.
The police, ambulance and fire and rescue service all sped to the scene at about 8 pm last night but fortunately there were no serious injuries. Twitter user @d4ve0 who was driving past shortly after the accident captured the extraordinary sight (pictured above) and broadcast it on the social media network.
The silver Audi A3 had been travelling towards Eastleigh from Fair Oak when it is believed to have clipped the kerb,crossed the road, hit a lampost and overturned. No other vehicle was invovled and the driver a 58 year-old man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Police are understood to be investigating the circumstances of the incident which occurred in the 30 mph section of the road however speed is not suspected as a factor
Eastleigh Police said:
“Fortunately the result of the crash was only damage to the vehicle and lamppost. Clearly this could have been significantly worse if the Audi had collided with an oncoming vehicle or pedestrian.”
On carriageway of the road was closed for 40 minutes while the vehicle was recovered.
Coincidentally there was another freak accident on Friday afternoon – involving another Audi just yards away from yesterday’s crash scene.
An Audi TT was in slow moving traffic followed by a Aprilia moped when a hub cap fell from a car travelling in the opposite direction to the line of traffic, rolled towards the Audi bouncing and hitting it causing the driver to brake suddenly. The moped rider, an 18 year- old Hedge End man collided with the Audi, falling from his bike. He was taken to hospital and later discharged with minor injuries.
Natalie Stanfield, a Bishopstoke resident has been leading a campaign to institute a 30 mph speed limit for the entire length of the B3037 including the stretch along Alan Drayton way – which is currently 40 mph – and collected 1,000 signatures in support. An assessment by Hampshire County Council showed that vehicles travelling on the road achieved a mean average speed of 30.7 mph and averaged 66 collisions per 100,000,000 vehicle kilometres.
The County Council have agreed to extend the 30 mph sections of the road to both ends of Alan Drayton way but the 40 mph limit on that section will remain.
Eastleigh police have pointed out that whilst speed is not believed to be a factor in either accident Pc Phil Warwick, the Safer Neighbourhoods officer for Fair Oak conducts regular speed enforcement checks along this stretch of road.
Main Photo: David Cox
see also: Locals in road speed plea