POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after an accident on the A27 left a man in his 70s seriously-injured in hospital.
Both directions of the road were jammed with traffic after six vehicles – including a lorry – collided in Farlington between the A3M and the A2030 at Eastern Road at about 2.20pm yesterday.
The crash caused the lorry to shed some of its load and two people, including the man, had to be taken to Southampton General Hospital for their injuries.
One woman was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries and South Central Ambulance Service said another four people were treated and dismissed at the scene.
PC Zoe Martin said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision to come forward.
‘I would also like to speak to anyone who was travelling along this route at the time of the incident and has a dash cam fitted in their vehicle.’
As previously reported, the ‘ugly’ congestion as a result of the crash saw delays mount to two-hours and traffic pile up from the M27 at Bursledon all the way to Hayling Island.
Bus operator Stagecoach said all of its services through Portsmouth faced delays of 45-75 minutes.
Three lanes of the A27 – two eastbound and one westbound – were eventually cleared just before 7pm, but congestion persisted into the evening.
Anyone with information on the crash should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting the crime reference number 44180454197.