A27 closed for several hours following multiple collisions near Fontwell

The A27 has been closed westbound this morning (May 10) following a collision between two vehicles.

One of the vehicles damaged in the collision
One of the vehicles damaged in the collision

Slow traffic was reported after an accident involving a lorry and a car on the A27 Arundel Road.

The incident is reported to have taken place at the Fontwell Services Roundabout on the A29 Fontwell Avenue.

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An eyewitness said the accident was involved two separate incidents. A lorry, he said, had come into difficulty on the A27, which was being cordoned off by workers.

A car reacted late to the closure, said the witness, and stopped quickly, causing the car behind to crash into the back of the vehicle.

One of the drivers suffered a broken collarbone, the witness said, and a dog also travelling in the car escaped unhurt.

The road was reopened as of around 10.15am.