Worthing and Sompting man 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

THREE men have been taken to hospital after a collision on the A24 this morning (Tuesday March 10).

A man from Worthing and a man from Sompting were involved in the three-vehicle collision, which happened on the A24 northbound near Southwater at 7.25am.

Sussex Police said the road would be closed for the rest of the day to be resurfaced.

Police said a Ford Focus was involved in a head-on collision with a Vauxhall Combo van. A Renault van then collided with the rear of the Vauxhall.

The driver of the Ford, a 33-year-old man from Southwater, was taken to Worthing Hospital with slight injuries.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a man aged 53 from Sompting, was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with a serious chest injury. He is in a stable condition.

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 man from Worthing who was driving the Renault was taken to Worthing Hospital with slight injuries.

Sergeant Rob Baldwin said: “The A24 northbound will be closed all day while the road surface is repaired. We are asking motorists to follow the diversions or avoid the area if possible.

“We are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Usher.

The scene of the serious collision

The scene of the serious collision