Caravan couple’s lucky escape in A27 accident

Crash on A27 this afternoon involving caravan and 26ton truck. Picture by News reader  Rhys Sivyer
Crash on A27 this afternoon involving caravan and 26ton truck. Picture by News reader Rhys Sivyer

A COUPLE had a lucky escape when a lorry crashed into their broken down caravan which was parked on the hard shoulder

The accident happened on the busy eastbound A27, between Emsworth and Chichester, at 12.45pm today.

The couple were out of the car towing the caravan and were standing behind the barrier when the collision occurred. The caravan toppled over into the middle of the road. Firefighters were called as there were gas canisters in the caravan but they were found to be safe. No one was injured but the accident led to long delays until the vehicles were recovered.