VIDEO: Recovery operation begins for Chichester A27 crash lorry

  • A lorry and car collided on the A27 Fishbourne roundabout at 1.05pm on March 5
  • The woman car driver was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries
  • The lorry driver is unhurt
  • Motorists have faced two-hour delays
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TEAMS are attempting to recover the lorry that hit a Nissan car on an A27 roundabout.

The accident happened at 1.05pm and the Nissan driver has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries.

The furrows in the grass were clear over the Fishbourne roundabout

The furrows in the grass were clear over the Fishbourne roundabout

As reported here, traffic has been delayed by up to two hours this afternoon and it has not been possible for cars leaving Chichester to get onto the A27 from Cathedral Way or Terminus Road.

Furrows in the grass on the Fishbourne roundabout appear to show the lorry was travelling east and drove straight over the roundabout, before the crash happened on the eastbound exit.

UPDATE

The Highways Agency reported at 7.30pm the road was reopened (March 5)

Recovery crews were trying to move the lorry. The car was already loaded onto a truck

Recovery crews were trying to move the lorry. The car was already loaded onto a truck

VIDEO: Road closed after A27 Chichester crash

Anyone who witnessed the accident can email news@chiobserver.co.uk or call 01243 531313.

BREAKING NEWS: Air ambulance called after A27 Chichester crash.

Traffic coming from Portsmouth was diverted up Terminus Road and Cathedral Way

Traffic coming from Portsmouth was diverted up Terminus Road and Cathedral Way

Gas works in Terminus Road was causing even longer delays for diverted traffic

Gas works in Terminus Road was causing even longer delays for diverted traffic

Traffic was queuing throughout Chichester because of the crash

Traffic was queuing throughout Chichester because of the crash

The furrows over the roundabout made by the lorry

The furrows over the roundabout made by the lorry