M27 crash: Pedestrian dead following collision with a BMW

Traffic was at a standstill on the eastbound carriageway. Credit: @pompey4ever007
  • Footage showing the police incident

A man has died after being hit by a black BMW on a stretch of the M27 in Hampshire.

The pedestrian, who is in his 40s, was struck on the eastbound carriageway at junction 5 for Stoneham on Saturday afternoon.

The serious collision closed the road between junction 5 and junction 7 for several hours.

As detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and appeal has gone out to drivers.

Anyone with dash-cam footage or drivers who saw the vehicle of pedestrian moments before the collision is asked to contact officers.

Inspector Mark Foster of the Roads Policing Unit said: “As part of our response to this incident we had to close the M27 for several hours, and I would like to thank you for your patience as we dealt with this collision.

“As part of our enquiries we would like to hear from anyone travelling on the road at the time who saw either the vehicle or the pedestrian in the moments before the collision. 

"Did you see a pedestrian on the M27 at junction 5 yesterday? Perhaps you have dash-cam footage that would help our investigation? 

“If you have any information we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on 101 with reference 44230219826.”

Emergency including Hampshire Police were called to the scene shortly before 4pm.

Traffic officers from National Highways were also on site assisting with traffic management with people urged to avoid the area and follow a diversion route.

It came after a multi-vehicle crash on the M20 in Kent earlier on Saturday, which also left drivers stuck for hours.