Man pronounced dead after ‘car collided with house’ in Camberley

Police confirmed the death of a man aged in his 60s in the incident in Camberley on Thursday afternoon.

A man has been pronounced dead after his "car collided with a house" in Camberley on Thursday afternoon.

Knoll Road was closed in both directions, between Portesbery Road and A30 London Road/King's Ride, shortly after 3.30pm following the single-vehicle collision.

Emergency services attended and a local man, aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Surrey Roads Police said the man died at the scene after "his car collided with a house" on the Knoll Road/High Street junction.

Posting on Twitter, Surrey Road Cops said: "We've closed the road at the scene of the RTC on Knoll Rd junction with the High St Camberley. We expect the road to be closed for a couple of hours."

Lots of people in the area reported long delays and motorists were advised to seek other routes while police, ambulance and fire crews dealt with the scene.

A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said the A30 was closed as a result of the crash.

Stagecoach said its buses were unable to reach the Old Dean area of the town and that all other routes had been severely delayed.

Dean Batchelor and his girlfriend Michelle Simpson were travelling in a car down Kings Ride when the collision happened.

Mr Batchelor said: "My girlfriend was driving and I was the passenger, and we were heading towards Tesco.

"We had the music on so didn't hear a bang, but my girlfriend caught it out of the corner of her eye.

"When we got down to York Road I jumped out to go and see if I could help, as we could see either dust or smoke coming from the area.

"There was already quite a lot of people there when I got nearer. I stayed back a bit as it looked like the people dealing with the man had it under control.

"I could see there wasn't anyone else in the vehicle. There was a woman on her knees at the driver's side and I could see the man was slumped over the wheel.

"I headed back to the car, but because my girlfriend is a first aider she wanted to see if there was anything she could do, so we looped back round.

"By that time they had got the gentleman out of the car and were doing chest compressions.

"Then a police car and ambulance came speeding round the corner."

Mr Batchelor said the car had gone through, or over, a garden wall.

"It's not the first time a car's gone through that wall," he added. "It's a dangerous spot.

"It was really sad to hear the man had died. I think I just knew deep down that's what had happened. It's horrible."

Source: GetSurrey

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