Thousands of drivers are caught in rush-hour traffic jams after a lorry and car crashed on the A27 at Hollingbury shortly after 4pm this afternoon (Thursday 15 September).
A crew from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service cut a woman free from a silver car and she was treated by paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service. The extent of her injuries was not known.
Queues stretched back along the Brighton bypass to Portslade – and beyond Falmer as westbound traffic passed the accident site relatively slowly.
Tailbacks also affected drivers trying to leave Brighton along the A23 London Road and A270 Lewes Road as well as those in a queue down the southbound A23 from Pyecombe. Another queue was reported as far back as Ditchling.
Sussex Police said: “Police have been called to a collision between a car and a lorry which occurred on the A27 eastbound between Patcham and Hollingbury at about 4.08pm today.
“Firefighters and paramedics are also in attendance and the eastbound carriageway has been closed with diversions in place while the vehicles are recovered and the scene is made safe.”