UPDATE: Police warn motorists on A27 after lorry crash

The lorry crash on the A259 Bognor Road, Chichester PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150729-073320001

The lorry crash on the A259 Bognor Road, Chichester PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150729-073320001

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Police are warning motorists to expect delays on the A27 after a lorry overturned in Chichester this morning (July 29).

Officers were called to the A259 Bognor Road at around 2.30am.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A lorry carrying fresh produce collided with a garden wall, spilling its load of asparagus.”

The driver was taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester but was not seriously injured.

The A259 is currently closed between the Bognor Road roundabout and Florence Road.

The lorry will be escorted to Shoreham this morning at 9.30am which may cause further delays along the A27, police said.

The lorry crash on the A259 Bognor Road, Chichester PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150729-081834001

The lorry crash on the A259 Bognor Road, Chichester PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-150729-081834001

No arrests have been made and it is not known when the A259 will reopen.

The incident happened on the Bognor Road, Chichester, between Quarry Lane and Florence Road around 2.30am.

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Pictures of the scene: Overturned lorry

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