BREAKING NEWS: Air ambulance called after A27 Chichester crash

A WOMAN is seriously injured after a crash on the A27 at Chichester.

VIDEO: Road closed after A27 Chichester crash.

The accident happened around 1.15pm today (March 5) on the Fishbourne Roundabout after a lorry carrying a mobile home collided with a car.

The woman – believed to be driving the car – had to be extricated by firefighters and has been airlifted to hospital in the past few minutes.

The A27 eastbound is shut and traffic is being diverted along Terminus Road.

Traffic is at a standstill and emergency services remain at the scene.

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West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service had three fire trucks rushing to the scene, along with its hydraulic rescue appliance.

Sussex Police said the lorry had ‘jack knifed’, blocking the road at the eastbound exit, adding the car driver was believed to have suffered a ‘serious head injury’.

The road is open westbound but drivers were asked to avoid the area if possible.

VIDEO: Road closed after A27 Chichester crash

UPDATE: Two hour delays after A27 crash

VIDEO: Recovery operation begins for Chichester A27 lorry

UPDATE

The Highways Agency reported at 7.30pm the road was reopened (March 5)