UPDATE: A27 crash victim’s injuries ‘not considered life-threatening’

The scene of last week's accident involving a lorry at the Fishbourne Roundabout. Picture: Sarah Standing (150425-) PPP-150503-181802001
The scene of last week's accident involving a lorry at the Fishbourne Roundabout. Picture: Sarah Standing (150425-) PPP-150503-181802001
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A 32-year-old woman seriously injured in a lorry crash on the A27 last Thursday is now believed to be in a ‘stable’ condition, police have said.

The woman, from Waterlooville, remains at Southampton General Hospital but though her head injuries are said to be serious, they are not understood to be life-threatening.

A police statement today (Wednesday, March 11) confirmed: “The 32-year-old Waterlooville woman injured in a collision with a lorry on the A27 at Chichester is understood to be in a stable condition at Southampton General Hospital.

“She sustained serious injuries but these are not considered life-threatening.”

The crash happened around 1pm on Thursday, March 5 at the roundabout near Tesco Extra, causing a stretch of the A27 to close for around five hours.

It led to severe delays in all directions and the centre of Chichester was gridlocked into the evening.

An eyewitness has described seeing the lorry ‘appear from nowhere’ and called it a ‘miracle’ that no other cars were involved.

No other vehicles were involved and the lorry driver, a 55-year-old man from Hull, Yorkshire, was treated for shock.

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