Woman airlifted to hospital and road outside Chichester closed after serious car accident

A road outside Chichester was closed for over 5 hours and a woman has been airlifted to hospital due to a serious car accident.

Birdham Road, the A286, is currently closed betwen Wophams Lane and Dell Quay Road due to an accident which happened at around 11.30 this morning, according to traffic reports.

The scene of the collision. Picture: Sussex Roads Police

The scene of the collision. Picture: Sussex Roads Police

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the scene by paramedics at 11.14am, to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

One man was cut out of their vehicle by the fire service, and was taken to hospital.

Two women were released before fire crews got to the scene. One of the women was airlifted to hospital, and the other was given medical attention at the scene, a fire service spokesman said.

The road was closed while police officers investigate what happened.

Just before 5pm, Sussex Roads Police tweeted to say the road was open.