A busy stretch of motorway in Hampshire has been closed this evening following an accident
The M27 Junction nine near Whiteley was blocked after a multi-vehicle accident
It involved eight vehicle, and happened just after 9.30pm on Sunday Evening.
Emergency Services rushed to the scene, Fire Crews from three areas attended the incident and had to cut one person from their vehicle. The motorway was briefly closed off in both directions and there was talk of the Air Ambulance being called in but due to weather it wasn’t able to land.
The driver of one of the was trapped by his legs for an hour as firefighters and emergency crews battled to free him from the wreckage.
A South Central Ambulance spokesman said two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer attended the scene.
A spokeswoman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue service said: “ We received a called at 10.37 this evening Crews arrived to find eight vehicles that are believed to have been in a collision.
“The driver of a one of the vehicle was trapped in the his vehicle by his legs. The driver believed to be middle aged received emergency treatment at the scene by medics, who worked with the fire service to ensure the patient was released as quickly and safely as possible. The man was released from the vehicle in around 60 minutes.
The Eastbound carriageway is not expected to completely re-open until just after 1am Monday morning according to the Highways Agency.