HAMPSHIRE POLICE have launched an urgent appeal for information following a major road traffic incident on the M27 earlier this week, which led to two attending police officers suffering injuries alongside four miles of congestion between Junction 11 (Fareham) and Junction 12 (Port Solent) as heavy rain battered the area.
Officers were called at approximately 10am on Tuesday (November 8) to a report of a single-vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway between the above junctions. Whilst at the scene, a second collision occurred involving three different vehicles, a white Audi A3, a silver Toyota Yaris and also a white Mitsubishi Outlander.
As a result one occupant of a vehicle sustained a serious injury alongside two police officers in attendance at the scene, with the carriageway shut to traffic soon afterwards. All three received hospital treatments for their injuries and no further news have been given about their current conditions at the time of publication on 9/11.
However enquires are ongoing into the exact circumstances of both collisions, which occurred during a busy mid-morning period, with officers appealing for witnesses to come forward if they have any information. This can include dash cam footage featuring any of the three vehicles involved before and / or after this incident.
Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number 44220453933. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with official support and guidance available on the link here.
Alternatively, readers can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form which can be found through their website: https://orlo.uk/250kR
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