Hampshire & Isle of Wight

M3 motorway reopens after crash forced 12-hour closure

The M3 Image copyright Alex Wright
Image caption Drivers were stuck for hours while police worked to clear the accident

A Hampshire motorway has been reopened after a crash forced its closure for almost 12 hours.

The M3 was shut in both directions when a white Ford Transit van on the northbound carriageway struck a road sign on Friday evening.

Police said the driver, a 25-year-old man from Bournemouth, is in a "critical but stable" condition after suffering a serious leg injury.

An air ambulance, which landed on the motorway, flew him to hospital.

The motorway was closed between junctions six and seven, but is now fully open.

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