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 in life-threatening condition after M27 crash

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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.

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