Havant man seriously injured van crash

Havant Road, Hayling Island, close to the Yew Tree Inn. Credit: Google Street View

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A MAN from Havant was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after a crash in West Sussex.

The collision happened on the A24 near Southwater. Emergency services were called at 10.10am on Friday to reports that two vans on the southbound carriageway had collided.

The driver of a white Transit van, a 57-year old man from Havant, was taken by air ambulance to Kings College Hospital, South London with serious head injuries. His passenger, a 55-year old Chichester man, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The 30-year old Worthing man driving the other van, a white Mercedes Sprinter, was taken to Worthing Hospital to be treated for serious but not life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Stewart Goodwin of the Sussex Road Policing Unit said: ‘The Transit van was stationary at the time of the collision and the Sprinter van collided with the rear of the Transit. Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call us on 101 quoting Operation Bodmin. You can also email us at ‘collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk’.

The roads were closed temporarily while the air ambulance landed and for investigations to take place.