Man dies following A27 crash

RESCUE The emergency services work at the scene of one of the accidents on the A27 last night. Picture: Malcolm Wells (1470-4919)
RESCUE The emergency services work at the scene of one of the accidents on the A27 last night. Picture: Malcolm Wells (1470-4919)
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A MAN has died following a crash on the A27 at Emsworth.

The 25-year-old, from Bognor Regis, was heading east around 8pm last night when he left the carriageway just before a Shell petrol station.

His vehicle hit some trees before stopping.

The driver was then taken to St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, but was later pronounced dead.

The incident was one of a number of collisions on that stretch of road last night on both carriageways.

Inspector Steve Wakeford from the Fratton Roads policing unit said: ‘Yesterday was extremely busy for all Roads Policing officers throughout the entire day with drivers affected for long periods of time.

‘On the A27, we were called to assist with a number of road traffic incidents between 8 and 9pm with this incident being the most serious.

‘Sadly a driver died as a result and we are now investigating the circumstances leading up to it.

‘It’s too early yet to say what caused the collision; the investigation team are looking at all aspects including the inclement weather prior to and around the time of the incidents.

‘We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that can help with our enquiries.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fratton Roads Policing unit, quoting Operation Santini, on 101.