Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Driver bailed after maintenance workers hurt in M3 crash

A man arrested on suspicion of careless driving after three maintenance workers were hurt in a crash on the M3 near Eastleigh has been released on bail.

The 58-year-old articulated lorry driver from Birmingham was held after the vehicle struck three maintenance vehicles at 15.10 BST on Monday.

The two vans and a flat bed lorry were stationary when the crash happened between junction 13 and 12 northbound.

One of the injured men was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The 54-year-old from Derbyshire remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The two other men who were injured, a 41-year-old man from Derbyshire and a 43-year-old Southampton man, suffered less serious injuries.

Police shut the northbound carriageway for just over an hour when one lane was reopened. Two lanes of the carriageway remained closed overnight.

Sgt Barry Long of Whitchurch Roads Policing unit thanked motorists caught up in delays as a result of road closures for their patience.

The driver of the lorry is due to answer bail on 24 September.

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