Police appeal for witnesses to Old Shoreham Road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A270 Old Shoreham Road in Portslade, in which three people were seriously injured, police have confirmed.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:24 pm
The two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drug driving

Police confirmed that two drivers have been arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

At 11.35am on Friday (November 4) a Subaru Impreza and a Landrover Discovery collided in Old Shoreham Road at the junction with Benfield Way, police have said.

A police spokesperson said: “The Discovery was forced from the road by the collision and hit a 22 year old local woman who had been walking along the north pavement of Old Shoreham Road and was turning into Benfield Way.

“The pedestrian, the 31 year old Subaru driver from Southwick, and his passenger a 29 year old man, all sustained serious injuries and were all taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment. The Subaru passenger has already been discharged from hospital and the conditions of the other two casualties are not life threatening.

“The driver of the Discovery, a 50 year old Portslade man, sustained minor bruising.

“Both drivers were arrested on suspicion of drug driving. The Discovery driver was released on bail until December 22 while the other remains in hospital.”

Sergeant Huw Watts said; “We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the collision and the manner of driving of the two vehicles prior to the collision.

“We are also particularly keen to hear from the drivers of a yellow or gold coloured small hatchback, possibly a Peugeot or Citroen, and a white transit-sized van. These vehicles were travelling west on Old Shoreham Road and would have seen the collision occur. They did not stop at the scene at the time.”

Witnesses have been asked to email [email protected]sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Thorneville.

You can also report online to https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101.

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