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Serious crash on route to Goodwood Festival of Speed causing huge traffic jams

Goodwood Festival of Speed Credit: ITV News Meridian

Emergency services are currently dealing with a serious crash on the approach to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, near Chichester.

It happened shortly before 6am and has led to significant traffic jams in the area, stretching back from Goodwood to the A27 Chichester by-pass.

A motorcyclist and a vehicle were in collision on Kennel Hill, just north of the Kennels and close to Gate 4 - one of the main entrances to this weekend's Festival of Speed at Goodwood.

The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and is being worked on by paramedics at the scene.

Marshals are assisting police with local road closures, including Pook Lane and Chalk Pit Lane.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area if at all possible and to show patience if unfortunately caught in the jams.

Anyone who saw the crash or who may have other information is asked to email or phone 101, quoting Operation Whitegrove.


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