Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Police appeal after tragic toddler death

A toddler has died following a collision at Hamble Lane, Bursledon shortly after 7pm yesterday and police are appealing for witnesses. A three-year-old girl from Bursledon was crossing the road with family members when she was in collision with a blue Honda CBP 600 motorcycle. The child was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where she…

No more kissing – just hard and fast

Untrained bystanders should give the kiss a miss during CPR and concentrate on giving just chest compressions to the tune of Stayin’ Alive, according to one of the UK’s largest medical charities. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has become the first organisation in the UK to actively promote Hands-only CPR. Backed by the Resuscitation Council…

Eastleigh Firefighter honoured

An Eastleigh Firefighter has been awarded a ‘top gong’ in the New Years Honours List. Peter Crook has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours list, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international search and rescue during his 32 year career with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Queen’s…

100 firefighters tackle hospital blaze

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have told how over 100 firefighters successfully fought a ferocious a fire at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. Although they succeeded in preventing the blaze from spreading there are fears that the £800,000 MRI scanner at the Winchester and Eastleigh Health Care Trust’s flagship hospital has been destroyed. Crews from…

Hospital fire gridlocks Winchester

Fire crews have been battling a large blaze at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester – Eastleigh‘s nearest hospital. Regular Eastleigh News contributor Peter Williamson has sent in these photos live from the scene. Peter was told the first fire appliance siren was heard at 3.45 and he counted 8 appliances,  about 6 ambulances…

Fire at Heinz Burt close

At 19:24 yesterday evening  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Heinz Burts Close . The fire was located on the first floor of a three story residential building which fronted Leigh Road. Control operators mobilised two fire appliances from Eastleigh. A total of 9 firefighters quickly brought the fire under…

Queens award for Eastleigh rescue group

A group of Eastleigh based search and rescue volunteers have received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others. Hampshire Search and rescue, who operate from Hampshire Constabulary’s Support and Training Headquarters at Netley provide 24/7 assistance to the Police…

Police in Eastleigh HQ sell off

Eastleigh Police station

Plans to move Hampshire Police HQ from Winchester to a trading estate in Chandlers Ford seem to have finally been ruled out as the police authority prepares to announce proposals which will see the earmarked Alpha Park site either wholly or partly sold off. Alpha Park was bought by the authority in July 2007 for…

Workshop blaze sparks gas cylinder alert

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a huge blaze at workshop in Hedge End yesterday. The fire produced a column of smoke could be seen from Southampton Control operators mobilised fire appliances from Hightown, St Mary’s and Eastleigh together with the Special Equipment Unit from St Mary’s, the Incident Command Unit from Service Headquarters in…

Man dies following road accident

A man has died one month after sustaining serious head injuries in a road accident near Basingstoke hospital after being in collision with a car driven by a Chandlers Ford man. The accident took place outside the Basingstoke ambulance station on the A340 shortly before 9pm on Saturday April 9. A Cadillac car, driving in the direction…

Tortoise sparks house blaze

A young tortoise was saved in the nick of time yesterday when a smoke alarm alerted a neighbour to fire in an adjoining property. Two fire engines sped to an address in Droxford and used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish a fire in the dining room of the property. Firefighter Kevin Sherfield…

Newtown in petrol fire scare

Police and the Hampshire fire and Rescue were called to Northlands Road this morning after concerned residents reported a strong smell of petrol. The source of the pong was traced to a parked car which had a leaking petrol tank which had caused a pool of petrol to form in the gutter. One local resident…

Fox in a fix at Fareham

Firefighter Tom Maslin grabs trapped Fox cub

Yesterday Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to assist in an animal rescue in the Heathfield area of Fareham. Control operators mobilised Animal Rescue Specialist Buster Brown to the scene On arrival Buster advised: ‘ I was called today to investigate a puppy which had fallen into a storm drain as one of the…

Cyclist seriously injured in crash near Colden Common

A cyclist has been seriously injured following a collision with a car on the B3335. Shortly before 5pm on Friday, March 11, a green Ford Focus car was travelling in a north easterly direction along the B3335 Highbridge Road when it was in collision with a pedal cyclist. The Focus was being driven by a…

NUTS!!

Nuts on roundabout

Driving around the streets of Eastleigh Town is hard enough with heavy lorries and busses coming at you from every angle and with increased traffic levels the last thing drivers need is the additional problem of nuts being allowed on the road. Well that’s just what drivers got today, thousands of them.!! At around 2.50pm…