Driver rescued as car ploughs through railings into river

Teen in dramatic crash as car ploughs into river

Teen rescued after car ploughs through railings into river

Julie Robertson at the scene of the crash

Teen rescued after car ploughs through railings into river

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy News Editor

A TEENAGER was at the centre of a dramatic rescue last night when his car burst through railings and plunged into a Hampshire river.

The 18-year-old was driving a silver Fiat Punto which crashed through a large stretch of railings leaving the front end submerged in water.

Neighbours heard the crash and alerted the emergency services.

Resident Julie Robertson was in bed when she heard “a massive bang” outside her house and looked out of the window to see a car submerged in water.

The car, was perilously hanging over the edge of the riverbank, having ploughed through railings and dived nose-first into four foot of flowing water in Bishopstoke at around 11.45pm.

Julie said: “I looked out and thought 'oh my god' and just picked up the phone and called 999.

“I told them to send every emergency service and then ran outside with the phone. My neighbours had also heard the noise and had come out, and one man had already called for an ambulance.

“Within minutes there were people at the scene but there were four of us there first. We could see the lad inside was moving and he managed to speak a couple of times but he didn't say much.

“We were asking him if he was alright and we could see the water was up to his chest. Thankfully it didn't appear to keep coming in unless he moved.”

Julie, who lives in Montagu Road, overlooking where the silver car had left Fair Oak Road near to the Toby Carvery.

She added: “We could see he was ok otherwise we would have gone into the water to help, but the police arrived quickly and began talking to him.

“They got him to climb over the seats to the back of the car and got him out that way.

“Part of the railings had gone into the water with him, they were caught on the front of the car.”

The young man who was from Basingstoke, was treated by paramedics at the scene and is thought to have gone into shock.

He was taken to hospital for further treatment early this morning.

The cause of the accident is now under investigation by Eastleigh Police. Anyone with information should call 101.

Steve Duffield, 45, from Montague Road, Bishopstoke, said: "I heard the bang and I came out while he was still in the car.

"The other neighbours had called the police. He was able to talk and we were waiting for the emergency services.

"He was relatively calmly sitting there, watching as the water level was rising. I'm sure he was in shock and very cold.

"The nose of the car was down in the water with the back of the car still on the ledge. He was facing downwards. I could see the top half of his legs were under the water.

"When the police arrived they opened the boot and he was able to scramble out of the back.

"The ambulance dealt with him by the side of the road. He didn't seemed badly injured but he was dazed and confused."

Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: "We heard a bang and looked out the window and the neighbours were already out there.

"About ten years ago the same thing happened but the car ended up right in the corner of the river.

"Someone died in that accident and there are always flowers on every anniversary."

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9:38am Thu 15 Nov 12

AndyAndrews says...

At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so! AndyAndrews
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9:56am Thu 15 Nov 12

Mr sheep says...

what an interesting place and time to go for a swim! and parking his car there ! at least he didnt have to pay to park .
what an interesting place and time to go for a swim! and parking his car there ! at least he didnt have to pay to park . Mr sheep
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9:57am Thu 15 Nov 12

Dasal says...

He wanted to dip his headlights..........
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He wanted to dip his headlights.......... ...... Dasal
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12:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bigfella says...

Same bend a few years back the same thing happened and a young lad was killed. Since that crash a speed camera was put up to slow drivers down, so unless he did it coming out of Church Lane Im gonna guess speed was an issue again. Its barely a bend, more a kink in the road!
Same bend a few years back the same thing happened and a young lad was killed. Since that crash a speed camera was put up to slow drivers down, so unless he did it coming out of Church Lane Im gonna guess speed was an issue again. Its barely a bend, more a kink in the road! bigfella
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12:50pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Hampshire Corn and Bread says...

Plunged, river, submerged...rather over egging the pudding methinks.
Plunged, river, submerged...rather over egging the pudding methinks. Hampshire Corn and Bread
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1:31pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Dasal says...

more a kink in the road!

You can't blame Ray Davis for this.........
more a kink in the road! You can't blame Ray Davis for this......... Dasal
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3:37pm Thu 15 Nov 12

one in a million says...

**** NIMBYs
**** NIMBYs one in a million
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4:27pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Niel says...

Too fast and not paying attention in all probability, 30 limit along there IIRC.
Too fast and not paying attention in all probability, 30 limit along there IIRC. Niel
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6:40pm Thu 15 Nov 12

dolomiteman says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
It's a river not a ditch!
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so![/p][/quote]It's a river not a ditch! dolomiteman
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7:14pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bazzeroz says...

Blame sat nav, everyone else does!
Blame sat nav, everyone else does! bazzeroz
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7:17pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Limplarry says...

Probably some punk who dyes his hair!! Hope there isn't too much damage to the railings.
Probably some punk who dyes his hair!! Hope there isn't too much damage to the railings. Limplarry
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7:28pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Masterbates says...

Limplarry wrote:
Probably some punk who dyes his hair!! Hope there isn't too much damage to the railings.
Poor ducks
[quote][p][bold]Limplarry[/bold] wrote: Probably some punk who dyes his hair!! Hope there isn't too much damage to the railings.[/p][/quote]Poor ducks Masterbates
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7:29pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Masterbates says...

Masterbates wrote:
Limplarry wrote:
Probably some punk who dyes his hair!! Hope there isn't too much damage to the railings.
Poor ducks
Quack quack
[quote][p][bold]Masterbates[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Limplarry[/bold] wrote: Probably some punk who dyes his hair!! Hope there isn't too much damage to the railings.[/p][/quote]Poor ducks[/p][/quote]Quack quack Masterbates
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8:42pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Limplarry says...

If I had a Punto, I would want to write it off too.
If I had a Punto, I would want to write it off too. Limplarry
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11:07pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

AndyAndrews wrote:
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.
[quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so![/p][/quote]Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed. Ginger_cyclist
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12:05am Fri 16 Nov 12

sass says...

My money is on marijuana.
My money is on marijuana. sass
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10:08am Fri 16 Nov 12

Niel says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
AndyAndrews wrote:
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.
As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so![/p][/quote]Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.[/p][/quote]As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored. Niel
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12:59pm Fri 16 Nov 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

sass wrote:
My money is on marijuana.
Obviously your money goes on marijuana you c0ck
[quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: My money is on marijuana.[/p][/quote]Obviously your money goes on marijuana you c0ck 100%HANTSBOY
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2:42pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Niel wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
AndyAndrews wrote:
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.
As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.
Indeed, you get the same problem along allington lane too, it's a 40 limit yet you get idiots who sometimes go 100 along there and then wonder why they died after flying over the hump back bridge along the road.
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so![/p][/quote]Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.[/p][/quote]As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.[/p][/quote]Indeed, you get the same problem along allington lane too, it's a 40 limit yet you get idiots who sometimes go 100 along there and then wonder why they died after flying over the hump back bridge along the road. Ginger_cyclist
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5:07pm Fri 16 Nov 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Niel wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
AndyAndrews wrote:
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.
As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.
Indeed, you get the same problem along allington lane too, it's a 40 limit yet you get idiots who sometimes go 100 along there and then wonder why they died after flying over the hump back bridge along the road.
If I hadn't seen it was you Ginger whinger,I could have sworn that post came from Southy!

Where do you get this unqualified rubbish from?
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so![/p][/quote]Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.[/p][/quote]As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.[/p][/quote]Indeed, you get the same problem along allington lane too, it's a 40 limit yet you get idiots who sometimes go 100 along there and then wonder why they died after flying over the hump back bridge along the road.[/p][/quote]If I hadn't seen it was you Ginger whinger,I could have sworn that post came from Southy! Where do you get this unqualified rubbish from? 100%HANTSBOY
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12:53am Sat 17 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Niel wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
AndyAndrews wrote:
At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so!
Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.
As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.
Indeed, you get the same problem along allington lane too, it's a 40 limit yet you get idiots who sometimes go 100 along there and then wonder why they died after flying over the hump back bridge along the road.
If I hadn't seen it was you Ginger whinger,I could have sworn that post came from Southy!

Where do you get this unqualified rubbish from?
I know people who have done it but obviously knew about the bridge and slowed down for it but still speeding over it and I've cycled along there quite a few times and cars have gone past me at almost twice the speed limit along that road a few times, it's basically a country road and known to have a fair few crashes, especially at the bridge and if you have a good look at the side of the road, you will see pieces of car body work, look over either side of the bridge and you'll see almost whole bumpers from cars that have crashed in the past, to be honest, 40mph is too fast for that narrow bridge so hopefully they put a 30 or even a limit in for it since I went that way last, might even take a ride out that way tomorrow, give my bike a good work out with the chain running its new eco friendly chain lube that i bought yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyAndrews[/bold] wrote: At least 4 feet of water in the ditch opposite the Toby Carvery: I don't think so![/p][/quote]Actually at this time of year it is quite likely to be at least 4ft of water there, I know that spot quite well, rode past it enough times to fish a club controlled stretch of the itchen navigation, It's also a good thing no one was waiting at the pelican crossing, also to Niel, when coming down from Allington lane, it is a 40 limit all the way down until roughly 105 yards away from the exact spot that the car crashed.[/p][/quote]As I thought, still 30 mph, I worked in the pub opposite and drove that road for years, the biggest problem was the twunts showing off when they left the burger van, thats why the scamera was installed, but if its facing the wrong way it's ignored.[/p][/quote]Indeed, you get the same problem along allington lane too, it's a 40 limit yet you get idiots who sometimes go 100 along there and then wonder why they died after flying over the hump back bridge along the road.[/p][/quote]If I hadn't seen it was you Ginger whinger,I could have sworn that post came from Southy! Where do you get this unqualified rubbish from?[/p][/quote]I know people who have done it but obviously knew about the bridge and slowed down for it but still speeding over it and I've cycled along there quite a few times and cars have gone past me at almost twice the speed limit along that road a few times, it's basically a country road and known to have a fair few crashes, especially at the bridge and if you have a good look at the side of the road, you will see pieces of car body work, look over either side of the bridge and you'll see almost whole bumpers from cars that have crashed in the past, to be honest, 40mph is too fast for that narrow bridge so hopefully they put a 30 or even a limit in for it since I went that way last, might even take a ride out that way tomorrow, give my bike a good work out with the chain running its new eco friendly chain lube that i bought yesterday. Ginger_cyclist
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