Man taken to hospital after van flips onto its side in A272 crash

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A Burgess Hill man has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A272 which caused his van to roll onto its side.

The three-vehicle crash happened at around 10am this morning (March 9) on the A272 at Rogate, east of Petersfield.

The van, driven by a 37-year-old man from Burgess Hill, rolled onto its side, police said.

He and the Peugeot driver, a 46-year-old man from Emsworth, Hampshire, were both injured and were taken by ambulance to hospital, police confirmed.

The Vauxhall driver, a 59-year-old woman from Waterlooville, Hampshire, sustained serious, potentially life-threatening injuries, and was flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital, police said.

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 email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or report online here or call 101.

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