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Dustcart flips on to roof in Waltham Chase
A HAMPSHIRE road was closed this afternoon after a dustcart flipped on to its roof.
Winchester Road in Waltham Chase was shut after the vehicle overturned this morning.
Three people were released from the wreckage and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance helicopter has already been and gone from the scene.
Fire crews were called from Bishops Waltham, Wickham and Cosham, and ambulance and police were also on the scene following the crash, which happened at around 11.15am today.
It is not thought that any other vehicle was involved.
A spokesman for Winchester City Council said: “We are aware of the incident which is being reported in which a waste collection vehicle appears to have overturned at Waltham Chase.
"We understand that emergency services are on the scene and the City Council has sent an officer to the site.
"We do not know any details at present but we will work alongside the police and other emergency services to investigate the circumstances.”
The road was fully reopened around 4.30pm, with emergency repairs completed and the overturned dustcart removed from near Brooklynn Close.
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