Police are appealing for information after a man died in a collision on a major road last night

Shortly before 8pm last night, a blue BMW car heading east left the carriageway to the nearside just before the Shell petrol station on the A27 near Emsworth.

The vehicle collided with roadside furniture and trees before coming to rest.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Bognor, was taken to St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, but was later pronounced dead.

The incident was one of a number of collisions on that stretch of road last night on both carriageways.

Inspector Steve Wakeford from the Roads Policing unit said: “Yesterday was extremely busy for all Roads Policing officers throughout the entire day with drivers affected for long periods of time.

“On the A27, we were called to assist with a number of road traffic incidents between 8 and 9pm with this incident being the most serious.

“Sadly a driver died as a result and we are now investigating the circumstances leading up to it.

“It’s too early yet to say what caused the collision; the investigation team are looking at all aspects including the inclement weather prior to and around the time of the incidents.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that can help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fratton Roads Policing unit, quoting Operation Santini, on 101.