Firefighters free four people trapped in car which hit deer on A31 in New Forest

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FOUR people had to be cut free from a car after it hit a deer and crashed into a fence.

The incident happened on the A31 near Stoney Cross as the vehicle, a grey Toyota land cruiser, was heading towards Lyndhurst on the westbound carriageway when it hit the animal.

It spun ending up facing the wrong wayand went into the fence.

Fire crews from Lyndhurst, Burley, Totton and Redbridge all attended the scene where the vehicle the car had wire caught around it which was preventing the four occupants of the vehicle from getting out.

They were cut free and taken to Southampton General Hospital following the incident shortly after 1am this morning.

Police said there were only minor injuries.

The deer was killed.

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2:57pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Avengerboy says...

Oh deer.
Oh deer. Avengerboy
  • Score: -13

3:00pm Sun 29 Jun 14

nickynoodah says...

Ban stag parties you know it is .
Ban stag parties you know it is . nickynoodah
  • Score: -17

3:23pm Sun 29 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

Is a vehicle hitting a deer in the New Forest a rarity, or is it a common occurrence? This is the first report I've seen in the Echo, in the last year anyway.
Is a vehicle hitting a deer in the New Forest a rarity, or is it a common occurrence? This is the first report I've seen in the Echo, in the last year anyway. folkprotector
  • Score: 4

10:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

mudefordguy says...

Makes a change from drive-by shootings I guess...
Makes a change from drive-by shootings I guess... mudefordguy
  • Score: -4

8:45pm Mon 30 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

Did it happen on the A31 again.(How Unusual ).
Did it happen on the A31 again.(How Unusual ). cromwell9
  • Score: 0

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