Man dies after being hit by car on M27

A man has died after being hit by a car on the M27. <i>(Image: Romanse)</i>
A man has died after being hit by a car on the M27. (Image: Romanse)

A man has died after being hit by a car on the M27.

Emergency services were called before 4pm yesterday following reports of a crash between a pedestrian and a black BMW.

The man, in his 40s and of no fixed abode, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was hit on the eastbound side at junction five.

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Officers investigating the crash are now appealing for witnesses.

Inspector Mark Foster of the Roads Policing Unit said: “As part of our response to this incident we had to close the M27 for several hours, and I would like to thank you for your patience as we dealt with this collision.

“As part of our enquiries we would like to hear from anyone travelling on the road at the time who saw either the vehicle or the pedestrian in the moments before the collision.

"Did you see a pedestrian on the M27 at junction 5 yesterday? Perhaps you have dash-cam footage that would help our investigation?

“If you have any information we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on 101 with reference 44230219826.”