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Truck driver critical after crash

The driver of a tipper truck remains critically ill in hospital after the vehicle span off the M3 and hit a mile-marker post.

The 25-year-old was believed to have been travelling from his home in Bournemouth on the northbound carriageway near Basingstoke, when the accident happened.

No other vehicle was involved but the motorway was closed for six hours while police investigated what happened.

The driver was suffered a severe leg injury and was rushed to Southampton General Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

The van left the motorway and hit a mile marker post Credit: ITV Meridian

"Officers are appealing for drivers to contact them after a white Ford Transit Tipper left the M3 northbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 6 and collided with the mile marker post for junction 6 shortly after 19:10pm last night," said the spokesman.

"No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in a collision with the van but other motorists may be able to help establish exactly what happened.

"The driver, a 25 year-old man from Bournemouth, was taken to Southampton General Hospital by road with a serious leg injury. His condition today is described as critical but stable."

– Hampshire Police spokesperson

Long delays on M3 after multi-vehicle crash

Drivers were delayed for upto two hours on the M3 southbound Credit: ITV Meridian

Drivers suffered long delays during this morning's rush hour after a four car crash on the M3.

Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway near junction 12 for Eastleigh.

No-one was seriously hurt but the collision caused delays of upto two hours and traffic problems on non motorway routes.

All lanes were reopened by 9.05am with delays down to 30 minutes.

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UPDATE: M3 in Surrey re-opens after major crash

All lanes southbound on the M3 have now re-opened following a major crash between a van and a car.

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It happened between J3 for Bagshot and J4 for Camberley at lunchtime.

The two drivers were cut free from their vehicles and both taken to Frimley Park Hospital.

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Highways England says drivers are still facing long delays in the area, but the vehicles have now been cleared.

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TRAVEL: Crash closes M3 in Surrey

The M3 has been closed southbound between J3 and J4 (Bagshot and Camberley) due to a crash between a car and a van.

Drivers are advised to exit the M3 at J3 and take the A322 west following the solid triangle diversion symbol. Continue on the A30 (London Road) south through Camberley, then take the A331 east to re-join the M3 at J4.

There are long delays in the area.

M3 motorway closed after serious collision in roadworks area between Bagshot and Camberley Credit: Highways England

M3 roadworks cause more misery for drivers

Roadworks on the M3 aren't expected to finish until June 2017 Credit: ITV Meridian

ITV News Meridian can reveal tens of thousands of drivers face an extra six months of misery with controversial roadworks on the M3 in Surrey and Hampshire taking much longer than expected.

The work will now last until the end of June next year.

Motoring groups say it is staggering it will have taken three years to remove just 16 miles of hard shoulder. It appears they will now resurface the road as well but it's is claimed if they had planned it when they started the work it could have been completed sooner.

The Govemrnent is now holding a review that will lead to roadworks being done over shorter distances to ease the amount of disruption.

It comes as another project, the Black Dam improvement, at Basingstoke is complete six months late. There are questions over the way Highways England manage roadworks and the lack of information they give drivers on them.

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M3 crash victim "had a heart of gold" say family

Johnathan Brown was killed on the M3 Credit: Hampshire Police

A 30-year-old man killed in a crash on the M3 in Hampshire "had a heart of gold", his family said.

Johnathan Brown, from Basingstoke, died when his Peugot 208 was in collision with a Ford Fiesta on the M3 near Micheldever on September 7th.

In John, the world has lost an amazingly loving, partner, son, brother, uncle and friend, too soon. His family and friends will remember him forever. He brought a smile to so many people, he loved life and always made you smile when you were feeling down. He would always put people first before himself; he had a heart of gold. Heaven has claimed back one of its angels.

– Johnathan Brown's family
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