Man fighting for his life after airport crash

A man from Kent remains in a critical condition in hospital after a collision with a blue VW taxi at Gatwick Airport at around 5am this morning.

The sixty-seven-year-old has extensive head and body injuries. The collision happened on the south perimeter road near the Welcome to Gatwick roundabout. The 53-year-old taxi driver and his two passengers were uninjured.

"We are still investigating the circumstances that led up to this unfortunate incident and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision to please call 101 quoting Operation Albrook.

"The road into the South Terminal was closed for four and half hours and I would like to thank drivers for their patience and understanding whilst the casualty was attended to and the scene of the collision forensically examined."

– Sergeant Peter Verney, Roads Policing Unit

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