VIDEO: Overturned lorry on A27

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An overturned lorry on the A27 lead to the westbound carriageway being closed near Chichester for recovery work yesterday evening.

Traffic was severely delayed for several hours after the articulated vehicle rolled off the road into a ditch between Fontwell Park Racecourse and Tangmere Roundabout at about 1pm.

The articulated lorry rolled off the westbound carriageway of the A27. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

The articulated lorry rolled off the westbound carriageway of the A27. Photo by Eddie Mitchell.

Firefighters were called to assist and reported approximately 300 litres of spilt diesel had soaked into the verge, a fire spokesperson said.

Paramedics were also called to treat the male driver for minor injuries, who was already out of the vehicle when fire crews arrived at the scene.

Police are asking for anyone who saw what happened to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 686 of 12/09.

Video and pictures by Eddie Mitchell.

Overtuned lorry on A27. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Overtuned lorry on A27. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

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Overturned lorry on A27. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

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