Man fights for life after M27 crash

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A MAN suffered life-threatening injuries and two others were seriously hurt when a car flipped on its roof on the M27.

Police said a blue Vauxhall Corsa crashed on the motorway eastbound between Portsmouth and Fareham at 11.15pm last night.

The 20-year-old driver of the car suffered serious injuries and he was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

A 19-year-old man, who was the front seat passenger, was cut free by firefighters and was taken to Southampton General Hospital with a serious head injury.

A 20-year-old man, who was sat in the back of the vehicle, also had to be cut from the vehicle and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Sgt Wayne Voller on 101, quoting 44160238596, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The motorway was fully reopened at about 5am this morning.

Police thanked drivers for their patience after many were caught in long tailbacks last night before officers were able to turn traffic around.

Pictures are by Richard Mullett, who was walking his dog in Paulsgrove when the accident happened.