Update: A23 ambulance crash investigated by police

Hassocks A23 picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150801-212507001
Hassocks A23 picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150801-212507001

Two women were taken to hospital after an ambulance crashed on the A23 yesterday (January 8).

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Just before 6.30pm on Thursday (January 8) a private ambulance from the Royal Marsden Hospital In London was travelling north on the A23 at Pyecombe when it left the two lane carriageway and overturned on the central reservation.

“The two crew members, women aged 49 and 23, who were not seriously injured and were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment, were discharged from hospital later.that evening.

“The ambulance was not carrying a patient.

“The northbound carriageway was closed for two hours as a result and Road Policing officers at Haywards Heath are investigating the cause of the collision. At this stage police do not believe any other vehicles were involved.

“The scene was attended by all three emergency services and highways staff.

“Police appreciate the patience of drivers whose journeys were disrupted and are grateful to drivers who came forward at the scene and those who also stopped to assist.”

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police via collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting serial 1331 of 8/1.

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