Fire Brigade 3 Ambulances & 4 Police cars attend crash site of three people on non-essential journey

Five Liphook fire appliances along with three ambulance crews and four police vehicles were called to attend the scene of a collision on an unlit road in Hampshire during the early hours of Wednesday 15 April.

The one car collision involving three people on a non-essential journey, saw the vehicle collide with a tree as they drove along the dark county road.

Hampshire Police confirmed that the three people involved in the collision do not live together so were breaking social distancing rules.

The incident, which could have been avoided if the occupants of the vehicle had stayed at home as advised by the government's COVID-19 guidelines, sparked Hampshire's Road Policing Team to highlight the crash on social media to remind people of the implications of taking non-essential trips.

During such testing times it's important we all do our part to assist the emergency services by staying at home.

Hants Roads Policing, @HantsPolRoads, said: "5 @LiphookFire13 appliances, 3 @SCAS999 ambulances, 4 police cars, because three people who don't live together decided to go for a drive, 30 miles from home, for no reason and crash on an unlit country road, and collide with a tree. #COVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives #3241."

Image credit: Twitter - @HantsPolRoads

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