Woman fights for her life after Rogate crash

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The A272 is likely to remain closed for at least another hour after a major crash near Rogate at 10am today (Thursday, March 9) which has left a woman fighting for her life.

Sussex Police is investigating the three-vehicle crash east of Petersfield, on the borders of Hampshire and West Sussex which involved a Renault box van, a Vauxhall Adam and a Peugot 207.

A police spokesman said: “ The Vauxhall driver, a 59-year-old woman from Waterlooville in Hampshire, suffered serious, potentially life-threatening injuries, and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.”

He said the van, driven by a 37-year-old man from Burgess Hill, rolled onto its side. He and the Peugeot driver, a 46-year-old man from Emsworth, Hampshire, were both injured and were taken by ambulance to local hospitals.

Inspector Stewart Goodwin, of the Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: “The crash has meant closure of the A272 between Petersfield and Rogate. Westbound heavy goods vehicles are being diverted at Midhurst.

“We do not expect to be in a position to lift the closures until mid-afternoon, but thank motorists using the A272 for their patience and understanding.”

He added: “Anyone who saw what happened or noticed any of the vehicles involved being driven shortly before the collision is asked to get in touch, quoting Operation Thor.”

Witnesses can contact the police here

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