Four people seriously injured in crash

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision which left four people, one from East Grinstead, seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to a collision between a northbound silver Jaguar X-type and a southbound silver Honda Legend in Devils Dyke Road, at the junction with Saddlescombe Road, just north of Brighton, at 1.15pm on Thursday (August 13).

Casualties were; the driver of the Jaguar, a 58-year old man from West Hoathly; his two passengers, a 19-year old man from West Hoathly and an 18-year old woman from East Grinstead; the driver of the Honda, a 69-year old man from Tangmere.

Sussex Police said all were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The two drivers and the woman passenger have serious leg injuries, and the male passenger has serious chest injury.

They were all still in hospital on Friday morning (August 14).

Devils Dyke Road was closed to traffic until 5.30pm while the casualties were attended to, the scene was examined, and the road surface was made safe by the highway authority.

PC Mark Bassett of the Surrey and Sussex Road Policing Unit said; “If you saw what happened, please contact us via or call 101, quoting Operation Coldridge.”

None of the casualties are currently assessed as being in a life threatening condition.

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