M27 finally reopened to traffic after emergency police incident last night near Park Gate

The M27 has been reopened to traffic this morning after a man was fatally hit by a lorry on the motorway.

By Richard Lemmer
Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 11:42 am

The road was shut between Junction 8 near Windhover, Hightown, and Junction 9 near Park Gate, Fareham at about 8pm last night.

Cars stopped by the closures were directed by emergency services staff at the scene, according to a social media post from Highways England.

The road was finally reopened at 4.30am this morning, the agency said.

Traffic on the M27, submitted by a passenger of a passing car. Credit: Zack

This morning police confirmed a man was killed after being hit by a lorry on the M27 last night – you can read our latest update here.

It is believed the man was driving a brown Peugeot which crashed into the central reservation, and he was hit by the vehicle as he tried to cross the carriageway.

A passenger of a car directed to make a u-turn before the closure described seeing more than 15 police cars at the scene.

He said: 'We waited for an hour, and then got to a police SUV with its lights on where we had to do a u-turn.

'They didn’t say anything regarding the incident.

'We saw easily 15 plus police cars, and some ambulances, and we saw more attending from Fareham way too.'

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