Man trapped in car after A27 crash near Havant

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FIREFIGHTERS have freed a man from his car after it came off the road and smashed into a barrier.

The accident on the westbound A27 near Havant happened at around 7.15am and caused major rush hour delays

Police say the man may have suffered a broken leg.

One of the lanes was closed whilst firefighters from Cosham worked to rescue him from his vehicle.

No other vehicles were involved.

firefighters removed the car doors and got the driver out by 8.15am.

He was then put him on a stretcher and taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

John Chugg, green watch crew manager at Cosham fire station, said: ‘The man was conscious and calm as we got him out.

‘This kind of procedure was fairly routine.’

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘A car came off the road on the A27 into the side.

‘This involved one vehicle and a person was trapped.

‘There is also damage to a lamppost which the car came into contact with after hitting the barrier.’

The crash happened as motorists across the south were hit by traffic jam chaos.

Drivers heading to the midlands faced severe delays after the A34 was closed in both directions.

Police shut the road after a car transporter under tow by a recovery truck broke free and crashed straight through a central reservation barrierat Whitchurch at 11pm last night.

Vehicles on the transporter were left strewn across the road and there was damage to the surface as well as the barrier.

The driver of the tow truck has been arrested on suspicion dangerous driving, driving with an insecure load and causing danger to other road users.

And there were big traffic queues between junctions 8 and 12 of the M3 this morning after a vehicle fire.