Two hurt in two crashes on M27

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TWO people were taken to hospital following two separate car crashes on the M27 this evening.

Two cars collided on the westbound carriageway at 5.47pm. No-one was harmed.

Seven minutes later two cars shunted into each other on the eastbound carriageway.

It was first believed four vehicles were involved.

A woman and a child suffered minor injuries and were treated by South Central Ambulance Service at the scene.

Two fire engines from Cosham and one from Fareham attended as a precaution.

Both accidents, which police say are not connected, happened between junctions 12 and 11 near Fareham.

The roads remained open and all cars involved were moved onto the hard shoulder. However the accidents caused some delays.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘There were no road closures in place and the cars were moved onto the hard shoulder.

‘Traffic resumed as normal and police and fire engines were at the scene.

‘We dealt with the accidents as two separate incidents.

Michelle Archer, of South Central Ambulance Service, said: ‘We were called to one of the road traffic collisions – the one on the eastbound carriageway where we received reports of four cars being involved. We have now established two vehicles were involved.

‘An ambulance and a rapid response team were at the scene.’