Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Constabulary

Police are appealing for witnesses after four men were injured in a road traffic collision in the New Forest.

Around five minutes past midnight (Monday, April 29), a black Renault Clio travelling from Lyndhurst on the A337 towards Cadnam came off the road.

The vehicle is believed to have collided with a tree before coming to rest down an embankment.

The front seat passenger, 21, and a rear seat passenger, 20, had to be freed from the vehicle by fire crews. They suffered serious injuries.

The driver and a rear seat passenger, both 21-year-old men, were able to get out of the vehicle. They suffered less serious injuries.

All the men, who are from the Southampton area, were taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. All currently remain in hospital; the front seat passenger, 21, and rear seat passenger, 20, in a serious condition.

PC Phil Pentelow from the Totton Roads Policing unit said: “I’d like to thank the drivers and passengers of several vehicles, including a coach, who stopped to help at the scene.

“I would like to hear from anyone with information about the collision or anyone who saw the Clio driving prior to it.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Totton Roads Policing unit on 101.