Lunchtime crash on Brighton bypass causes evening rush-hour delays

Posted On 13 Feb 2012 at 8:00 pm

A lunchtime crash on the Brighton bypass caused delays in the evening rush-hour as repairs were carried out the road’s central barriers.

Three people were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after the crash on the A27 between Falmer and Hollingbury at about 12.35pm today (Monday 13 February).

A small lorry and an MG convertible crashed into each other on the westbound side of the road.

Sussex Police said: “The collision forced the lorry into the central reservation and debris was scattered across the eastbound carriageway, striking an eastbound Ford Mondeo saloon and causing it slight damage.”

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The driver of the lorry, who comes from Swindon, and the woman driving the MG and her passenger were treated for back and wrist injuries at the Royal Sussex. The Mondeo driver was not hurt.

Another westbound car, which was behind the lorry and the MG, ended up hitting the barriers in the middle of the road. The driver was unhurt.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Emergency services worked together to ensure the casualties were treated and taken to safety and the scene was examined for causes of the collision.

“All services appreciate that there have been substantial delays on the A27 and are grateful for the understanding of drivers.

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“The scene was left with the Highways Agency by mid afternoon.”

Witnesses are asked to call Sussex Police on 101.

Sussex Police added that an unrelated crash happened near by involving a single vehicle and leaving one person with minor injuries.

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