A27 Crash Latest

The A27 has now been re-opened following a serious crash earlier today.

Police received reports of a single-vehicle crash on the eastbound carriageway near the junction for Portsmouth shortly before 10am.

A black Mini Cooper had come off the road.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit at Fratton were dispatched to the scene.

A RPU officer sent to deal with the incident was subsequently struck by another vehicle, a white Vauxhall Corsa Van, and sustained serious injuries.

All emergency services attended the scene.

The male officer was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance with a police escort, where he remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the Mini Cooper was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

Lanes one and two on the eastbound carriageway were closed to allow a full investigation to be carried out.

The off slip road for Portsmouth was also closed.

All sections of the road re-opened shortly after 3pm.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sergeant Andy Lynch at the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh, quoting Operation Channel, on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Callers from outside Hampshire should use 0845 045 45 45.