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Teenager killed in crash with lamp post in Bransgore
A TEENAGER was killed in a car crash in the New Forest in the early hours of this morning.
Police believe the 19-year-old man died after losing control of his car on Burley Road in Bransgore.
It is believed he was travelling in the direction of Winkton when he lost control of the Ford Focus at about 12.30am.
A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: “He lost control for reasons which have yet to be established. We are not yet in a position to identify him but he is from the Bournemouth area.”
Burley Road was shut both ways between Hill Lane and Westbury Close and Ringwood Road following the crash. The road has since re-opened at around 7 am.
The accident happened near to Colbourne Close, just metres from Bransgore Village Hill.
Workmen from Hampshire County Council were on the scene this morning along with collision investigators.
The crash happened a short distance away from the Carpenters Arms public house. Licensee Lynn Houghton said: “We live on the premises and didn’t hear or see a thing. It’s horrible; so tragic. The first thing we know about what had happened was when we saw the news this morning.”
A woman returning to her car after a table-tennis session at the village hall said: “This is the first I’ve heard of a fatal crash; it’s shocking. The signs must only have gone up; they weren’t there when I drove past earlier.”
And a dog walker returning to her vehicle in the village hall car-park, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I hadn’t heard of any accident and I live in the village. It’s terribly sad to hear that a young man has died so tragically.”
An appeal has been issued for witnesses to the crash to contact Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Jabiru.
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