Witnesses to crash wanted

On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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WITNESSES to a crash which brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill have been urged to come forward.

A blue Proton and a white Peugeot collided on the A27 Eastern Way near the Delme roundabout in Fareham at 7.44am on Thursday.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the crash or the cars beforehand.

They are particularly keen to speak to a van driver who might have seen the collision.

The two drivers – a 61-year-old man from Portsmouth and a 32-year-old man from Havant – were taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital with minor injuries.

The crash left an oil spill across the road which then caused a motorcyclist to skid and come off his bike.

Commuters faced long delays as traffic backed up through Gosport and Fareham.

PC Steve Wootton, of the Fratton Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘I am looking to trace any witnesses to the incident or to the manner of driving prior to the incident. An unknown van driver may have witnessed the actual collision.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101.