FIVE people were taken to hospital, including two by ambulance, after two lorries and several cars collided on the A27.
The pile-up happened westbound between Fishbourne and Stockbridge roundabouts near Chichester at around 4.15pm yesterday.
Two air ambulances arrived at the scene around 4.45pm, taking two people to hospital with “possibly serious” injuries, according to Sussex Police.
While three other people were taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road, Brighton, with minor injuries. There were no life-threatening injuries.
A Sussex Police spokesman said at the time: “Drivers are advised to avoid the A27 area around Chichester until further notice on Monday afternoon and evening, August 8th.
“Diversions have been put in place after a serious collision between several lorries and cars at the A27 Stockbridge roundabout at 4.15pm and there have been some injuries.
“Emergency services are on site and the road will likely be closed in both directions for some time.
“We thank the drivers for their patience and understanding.”
One car was seen overturned and another was badly damaged in the front.
Two trucks were also involved in the accident, one with a trailer.
A white van was also seen behind the trucks.
Because of the road closures, miles of traffic jams formed on both sides of the road.
The westbound road was reopened around 7:30 p.m.
Two fire engines from the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) were present.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Fire Brigade also provided support.
A spokeswoman for WSFRS said: “At 4.21pm we were called to a traffic accident on the eastbound A27 between Fishbourne and Stockbridge.
“The road is expected to be closed for some time so we are asking the public to avoid the area for the time being.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20609582.five-taken-hospital-crash-a27-near-chichester/?ref=rss Five have been taken to hospital after an accident on the A27 near Chichester