A MOTORIST was taken to hospital in a critical condition after his car crashed into a parked vehicle and hit the side of a house.

The incident, which involved a Land Rover Freelander, occurred in Winchester Way, Totton, just before 10pm yesterday.

The driver, 33-year-old man from Dibden, is thought to have been taken ill at the wheel.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and a hazardous area response team were sent to the scene. After being assessed and treated by paramedics the casualty was taken by road ambulance to University Hospital Southampton.

A South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) spokesperson said the driver was critically injured in the incident.

They added: "We received a 999 call at 21.58 with the caller reporting a car had collided with a parked car and a house on Winchester Way, Totton.

“We sent two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, the hazardous area response team and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance to the incident.

“The driver of the car, a mid-30s male, was suspected of suffering a medical episode at the wheel, and following initial treatment at the scene was taken in a critical condition to University Hospital Southampton by road.”

A Hampshire police spokesperson added: "We were called just after 10pm yesterday to reports of a single-vehicle collision on Winchester Way, Totton.

"A Landrover Freelander was in collision with a parked vehicle and the wall of a property.

"The driver, a 33-year-old man from Dibden, was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. This is believed to have been a medical episode."

Crews from three fire stations - Redbridge, St Mary's and Totton - were sent to the scene.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "No one was trapped.

"A male was handed into the care of SCAS. The scene was made safe and the stop message came in at 2316."