Police investigation into Havant man’s death after he was hit by lorry

Police are investigating after a Havant man was killed after being hit by a lorry in Surrey
Police are investigating after a Havant man was killed after being hit by a lorry in Surrey

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POLICE are trying to piece together the last movements of a Havant man killed on a busy dual carriageway.

The 30-year-old, who is yet to be named by police, was killed instantly when he was hit by a lorry on the A31 Hogs Back, near Puttenham in Surrey, just after 10am yesterday.

He is said to have sustained multiple injuries.

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the A31 Hogs Back just after 10am.

Officers from the force attended the location on the Guildford-bound carriageway following a report of a man being struck by a lorry.

The victim, who is from the Havant area, was declared dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: ‘Officers attended the location on the Guildford bound carriageway near Puttenham following a report of a man being struck by a lorry.’

An air ambulance and paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service were sent to the scene.

A Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance report says the man had suffered injuries to his head, thorax and abdomen.

Jonathan Lytle, who regularly uses the road, tweeted: ‘Horrific news re Hogs Back accident this am. Sorry to hear news for man’s family.’

The road was closed for more than six hours before being fully reopened by 4.45pm.

The westbound carriageway was reopened at around 1pm after it was shut off from Guildford to allow eastbound traffic to be turned around.

An investigation is underway into what happened.

Anyone who has any details about the incident is asked to call the Surrey Police’s Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922 quoting reference P14263970.