Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with vehicles on the M3 at Otterbourne.
Officers were called to junction 12 of the northbound motorway at around 9.20pm last night.
A 73-year-old man from Winchester was walking along the carriageway when he was hit by a number of vehicles - at least two, police say.
He suffered serious life threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision. It is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
I’m appealing for information and would particularly like to hear from the drivers of two vehicles believed to be involved in the incident. One is a dark coloured lorry and the other is a Renault vehicle.
– Sergeant Andy Tester
The northbound carriageway was closed for around three hours for police to investigate and recover the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Tester at Totton police station on 101 quoting Operation Walburton.
Reports of lane closed and slow traffic due to accident, two cars involved on M3 London bound at J2 M25, congestion on M3 to J3 A322 (Bagshot / Lightwater). Reports of a two car shunt in the outside lane.
There is queueing traffic after an accident, now on the hard shoulder on M3 Northbound at J13 A335 (Chandlers Ford), congestion to J14 M27. All lanes have been re-opened. The carriageway was partially blocked for a while before 7:35am after a two vehicle collision.
The South East Coast Ambulance Service have released a statement about their involvement in the recovery & rescue operation after a coach crash on the M3. The coach was carrying passengers to Southampton ahead of a cruise, when it left the southbound carriageway of the M3 by junction 4 at Fleet.
It happened at around 6.10pm on Sunday 6th January. In response the South East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust sent six ambulances, two HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) vehicles, five single responder cars, one critical care paramedic unit, one HEMS unit and five officers to the scene.
They were also assisted by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Ambulance clinicians and paramedics assessed forty people. Seven people were then treated and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. While other with a number of others assessed, treated and released at the scene.
“This was potentially a very serious incident. All emergency services work well together to ensure that patients were quickly assessed and treated.
“I would personally like to pass on my thanks to the staff of South Central Ambulance Service which provided support and the efforts of our staff who did a fantastic job.”
'We can confirm that following the incident on the M3 yesterday evening three casualties were taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital's Emergency Department where they were assessed and treated. All patients have now been discharged.'