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Wet weather warning after car slid off 'notorious' road

Police closed a road near Church Crookham after a silver car skidded off and ended up in undergrowth 

A car came off Bourley Road and ended up in the undergrowth

Motorists have been warned to take care when driving in wet weather after two people were lucky to escape serious injury when their car skidded off a 'notorious' road near Church Crookham.

Police and the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Bourley Road, which connects Aldershot with Church Crookham, at around 6.15pm on Thursday (August 14) where a silver Citroen C2 had come off the road and finished up in the undergrowth.

The accident occurred near Beacon Hill Road in an area with few trees so the car ended up in the deep foliage growing at the side of the road and a man and a woman, thought to be in their 20s, emerged with only a minor neck injury reported from the woman.

Police closed the road at around 6.35pm to allow the car to be recovered, and a road ambulance also attended.

Crew manager Tim Pringle, at Rushmoor fire station, warned other drivers to be careful when driving on roads with sharp bends, particularly after heavy showers.

"On a safety note I'd say to take care when driving on windy roads in wet weather," he said. "That road is notorious. I've pulled people off trees down there in the past."

The road was reopened at 7.35pm.


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