Police appeal for dash-cam footage after fatal A27 crash

13/10/2016 (NEWS)

The incident involving a lorry on the A27 that took place on Thursday 13th October. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (161411-8498) PPP-161013-194917001
13/10/2016 (NEWS) The incident involving a lorry on the A27 that took place on Thursday 13th October. Picture: Sarah Standing (161411-8498) PPP-161013-194917001
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POLICE investigating a fatal crash involving two lorries on the A27 are now appealing for witnesses and any dash-cam footage of the incident.

The smash took place on the westbound carriageway near Bosham, at about 2.20pm yesterday afternoon.

A Mercedes-Benz curtain-sided lorry collided with a stationary Volvo skip loader – which is believed to have broken down – before crashing into trees.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz, a 55-year-old man from Andover, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Volvo driver, a 44-year-old man from Hayling Island, sustained minor injuries for which he was treated at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.

Sergeant Richard Hornsey, now leading the investigation for Sussex Police, said: ‘We’d like to hear from anyone using that stretch of the A27 who saw the collision occur or who noticed a broken-down goods vehicle on the westbound carriageway.

‘Witnesses, or anyone who has any dash-cam footage showing the stationary vehicle prior to the collision, are asked to contact the Sussex Serious Collision Investigation Unit at collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

‘Alternatively they can telephone 101, and in all instances they should quote Operation Anglican.’

Speaking to The News last night Havant Borough Council leader Michael Cheshire said the crash had rocked the community.

He said: ‘This is a truly tragic event. Our minds and hearts must go out to the family of that poor person who won’t be coming home.

‘Any death like this on the road is just awful.’