Amazon Delivery Lorry Spills Thousands Of Parcels On Chichester Main Road
An Amazon delivery van has fallen over on a major road in Chichester, West Sussex, spilling hundreds of parcels in the process.
The lorry crashed blocking both carriageways of a the A27 on Friday, in the early hours of the morning.
In fact, it can be seen laying across three lanes of the four lane road, as well as the central reservation.
According to Sussex police, the lorry overturned at about 05:40 am BST, falling on its side on the A-road, between Fishbourne and Warblington.
The driver of the lorry, a 62-year-old man, was taken to hospital shortly after the incident took place, with serious injuries. The injuries are "not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing".
A lorry carrying hundreds of Amazon parcels overturned and was left stretched across the A27 near #Emsworth after a crash with a car this morning.
Avoid the area as the disruption to traffic is likely to last hours @HantsPolRoads @sussex_police @Emsworth26 Photo: @bbcsoutheast pic.twitter.com/0SP72DxR52
- Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (@Hants_fire) October 9, 2020
Meanwhile, a 50-year-old woman who was driving a car nearby when the lorry toppled also suffered minor injuries.
Police say the A27 is expected to be closed in both directions for several hours as they resolve the crash.
There are also delays of up to three hours between Chichester and Emsworth.
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The spokesman said: "Crews have released one person from the HGV using small tools.
"The driver of the other vehicle self-released prior to fire crews' attendance."
"Crews also worked to contain a diesel leak using environmental packs.
"Both carriageways remain closed between Fishbourne and Warblington and are expected to remain closed for a considerable time.
"Please avoid the area. Traffic is very busy on the parallel A259 in both directions."
If you're worrying about your Amazon prime delivery, then the good news is the site promises that if a parcel doesn't arrive on time as promised it'll be replaced within 24 hours - so, you still won't have to wait that long.
Here's hoping the lorry driver makes a full recovery soon.
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