A PERSON had to be cut free from a vehicle after it ended up in a stream.

Emergency services were called out to the incident in Rockbourne near Fordingbridge at around 11.30am this morning (Thursday, June 10) after a vehicle left the carriageway. 

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: "We received a call at 11.33am this morning (10 June) with a request to assist South Central Ambulance Service after a vehicle had left the carriageway at Staddle Stones in Rockbourne near Fordingbridge. The car had come to rest in a stream.

Fire crews from Fordingbridge and Ringwood attended the scene and freed a male from the vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment. 

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Firefighters found a car on its side in a stream and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free one male from the vehicle.

"He was handed into the care of ambulance colleagues and we left after the stop message was received just before 1pm."

South Central Ambulance Service sent a hazardous area response team, two paramedic team leaders and an ambulance crew to the scene. 

The ambulance service said that one patient was assessed and treated for non life threatening injuries adding: "Following treatment at the scene by all our crews the patient was taken to Salisbury District Hospital."


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