Lorry driver dies following M27 incident this morning

Police closed the M27 and emergency services raced to the scene on the westbound carriageway to deal with reports of a HGV crashing through the embankment on the hard shoulder.

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Lorry driver involved in M27 incident has died

Police closed the M27 this morning to allow emergency services to attend a lorry driver who had crashed on the westbound carriageway.

Officers were called to a single vehicle collision involving a HGV lorry, just before 7.45am, between junctions 9 and 10 on the westbound carriageway.

The 58-year-old lorry driver was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

He died a short time later.

The road was initially closed in both directions to allow the air ambulance to land on the motorway.

The eastbound carriageway was reopened soon after.

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the collision and the resulting recovery of the lorry meant that the westbound carriageway remained closed until 1.30pm.

Lorry driver in life-threatening condition after M27 crash

Credit: Highways England

Police closed the M27 in both directions between Junction 10 and Junction 9 this morning to allow the emergency services to race to a lorry driver who had suffered a medical emergency.

South Central Ambulance service said they were called at 07:37, after reports of a HGV having left the westbound carriageway, between junction 10 and 9, and crashed into a barrier/embankment on the hard shoulder.

They sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene and the air ambulance was deployed.

The driver - who was approximately 60 years old and male - had suffered a serious medical emergency at the wheel and was in a life-threatening condition.

He was taken, by road, to the Queen Alexandra hospital, where he remains.

Hampshire police have opened the eastbound lane and plan to open the westbound in the next hour.


Air ambulance to land after M27 crash

The air ambulance is to land after a crash on the M27 which has closed the motorway between junction 9 and 10.

Both sides of the carriageway are currently closed.

We know that this is a very busy time of the day so we apologise for any inconvenience caused but would advise motorists to avoid the area if possible."

– Hampshire Police
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