Driver arrested after Worthing and Sompting men injured in A24 collision

Vehicles destroyed after a serious incident on the A24 near Southwater

Vehicles destroyed after a serious incident on the A24 near Southwater

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A DRIVER involved in a three-vehicle collision on the A24 which injured men from Worthing and Sompting has been arrested for dangerous driving.

A 53-year-old man from Sompting suffered serious injuries and was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital by air ambulance after the collision on the A24 at Buck Barn yesterday (Tuesday, March 11).

He is in a stable condition.

The driver of a silver Ford Focus was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Following treatment at Worthing Hospital for minor injuries he was taken to Worthing custody centre where he was interviewed and later released on bail until 25 April while enquiries continue.

The 7.25am collision, which also involved a Vauxhall Combo and a Renault Trafic van, closed the northbound carriageway of the A24 until 12.25am while the road was resurfaced.

Vehicles destroyed after a serious incident on the A24 near Southwater

Vehicles destroyed after a serious incident on the A24 near Southwater

A 26-year-old Worthing man driving the Renault van was treated for slight injuries at Worthing Hospital.

Anyone who saw what happened and who has not yet contacted police is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Usher.

The scene of the serious collision

The scene of the serious collision