Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Driver dies crashing into house in Portsmouth

Scene of the crash
Image caption The driver of the car is through to have fallen ill

A man died when the car he was driving crashed into a house in Portsmouth.

Allen McBride, 46, of Northover Road, is believed to have fallen suddenly ill. He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

The crash, involving a Peugeot 307 taxi, happened at the junction of Cobden Avenue and Chesterfield Road at about 17:40 GMT on Saturday.

Local people tried to help the man before fire crews cut him free. The road was closed until 20:20 GMT.

Hampshire police said the occupants of the house were uninjured.

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