Man dies after road collision

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A PENSIONER has died from his injuries after a motorway collision.

The 84-year-old man was driving a Kia Picanto which hit a Ford Galaxy on the hard shoulder of the eastbound M27 near junction nine at Segensworth.

The Ford driver had pulled onto the hard shoulder at about 6pm on Sunday to fix a problem with his car and was about to drive away when he was hit by the Kia.

The Kia driver, from Southampton, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, where he died from his injuries in the early hours of Monday. He has yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the Ford, a 47-year-old man and his passenger, a 33-year-old woman, both from Southampton, suffered minor injuries.

Police are calling for any witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Mark Weller of Fratton roads policing unit, said: ‘At this stage we do not know the reason why the driver of the Kia Picanto went on to the hard shoulder, and need witnesses to help us with our investigation.’

Call Sgt Weller on 101 or use Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.