Category: Traffic Accident
POLICE were called to a two-vehicle collision on Copthorne Common Road at 2.42pm yesterday afternoon involving a Honda Jazz and an Audi A4.
The road was closed at the junction of the Duke’s Head roundabout while both drivers were treated at the scene and the road was cleared.
The road was reopened just after 4pm.
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THE Copthorne Common Road, which was partially closed at the Duke’s Head roundabout following a collision this afternoon, has now been reopened while police await the arrival of a recovery vehicle.
Posted in News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: A264, accident, closed, collision, Duke's head roundabout
THE Emergency services were called to Lewes Road, Ashurst Wood at around 4.45pm on Friday (26 February) following a report of a collision between a gold Mercedes and white Volkswagen.
A 56-year-old man from Horsham suffered slight injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution but not detained.
A 73-year-old woman from Forest Row suffered slight bruising.
The road was cleared by 5.15pm.
Posted in News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: A22, Brambletye bends, crash
THERE has been a two car road traffic collision on the A22 at Ashurst Wood this afternoon. An ambulance was at the scene of the incident which happened at the exit of the Brambletye School driveway, opposite Park Lane.
Photo Simon Kerr
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THE East Grinstead fire crew attended a road traffic accident on Plough Road in Dormansland this afternoon between a car and a van.
One person had to be freed using hydraulic equipment and was subsequently taken to hospital.
An off-duty fireman was among those at the scene.
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AN East Grinstead fire crew who attended a crash in North Street, Turners Hill earlier this evening have warned drivers to take care on potentially icy roads tonight.
Posted in News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: Fire Service, icy roads, warning
A police car was involved in the road traffic collision which closed the Copthorne Road last night.
Emergency services were called at 7.30pm to an incident involving a police car and one other vehicle which happened on Copthorne Road in Felbridge.
One police officer was taken to East Surrey Hospital to be checked over and was later discharged.
The closure caused long tailbacks as traffic was rerouted before the road was reopened at 11.30pm.
Photo Niamh Slatter
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POLICE have appealed for witnesses to the two vehicle road traffic collision on the A22 last night.
A motorist suffered serious injuries as a result the collision involving a car and a heavy goods vehicle on the A22 in Lingfield yesterday evening.
The incident involving a yellow Citroen and an articulated lorry happened on a stretch of road between Hare Lane and Newchapel Road at around 6.30pm.
The driver of the car, a woman in her late fifties, was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with what are described as potentially life changing injuries.
Road closures were put in place and were lifted by 00:10am this morning (Thursday, 28 January).
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call the Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922 quoting reference P16020107.
Posted in News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: A22 crash, police appeal, witnesses
THE A22 at Newchapel was temporarily closed last night whilst the emergency services, including the air ambulance, attended to a driver involved in a road traffic accident.
It took 49 minutes to transfer the patient from his car to a waiting ambulance, and he was then taken to St George’s with injuries to his head, abdomen, lower leg and hand.
Posted in News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: A22, crash, injury accident, Newchapel
SURREY Police have appealed for witnesses to a fatal single-vehicle collision in Copthorne last night (18 January).
Officers were called to Copthorne Bank around 10.30pm after a Hyundai i30 left the road and collided with a tree.
The driver, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the collision.
An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway and anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any other information, is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference P16013605.
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A van was overturned in an accident on Wilderwick Road near the Dormans Park turning this morning.
Emergency services, who were alerted just before 8am, found a Vauxhall Vivaro van on its side by the road.
The occupant had been able to clamber out of the vehicle and there were no reported injuries.
Police, who closed the road while the van was being recovered, reopened it at 11.10am.
Posted in News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: Dormans Park, overturned, van
EMERGENCY services were called to a two car collision on the A264 near the Duke’s Head roundabout at 6.10pm last night.
The crash, outside the Duke’s Head pub, left one car was on its side in the road.
A fire crew from the nearby Turners Hill station made the scene safe, and those involved were described as “walking wounded” by police, who closed the road for 45 minutes while they dealt with the incident.
Photo courtesy of Sussex Police
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A young East Grinstead man was seriously injured in a car crash near the town last night.
Emergency services were called to a road traffic collision on the B2110 Turners Hill Road at 6pm yesterday evening after a blue Vauxhall Corsa car had crashed into a bridge carrying the Bluebell Railway over the road.
The driver, aged 20, was trapped in the vehicle.
After being released by firefighters he was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with serious injuries.
The road was closed either side of the scene for almost five hours.
Anyone who saw the crash or who noticed the car being driven shortly beforehand is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting Operation Springhill.
Posted in Fire, News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: Bluebell bridge, crash, Turners Hill Road
A blue Mini and a Volvo HGV lorry were involved in a collision on the A22 junction with the A264 Copthorne Road at Felbridge last night.
A diversion was put in place while the emergency services dealt with the incident which took place just before 9pm.
The driver of the Mini was treated for shock.
Posted in News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: collision, Felbridge cross roads, lorry, Mini
POLICE were at the site of a weekend crash this morning to remove a car from a ditch off the A22 between Wych Cross and Forest Row.
A mobile police patrol came across the car, which had come to rest upside down in a ditch, just before 1am on Sunday (22 November).
A 24-year-old man from Uckfield was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving. He has been released on police bail until 14 January 2016.
The car was removed at around 10.30am today.
Posted in News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: A22, car in ditch, police rescue
EAST Grinstead Fire and Rescue tell us they attended a road traffic accident at Danehill at lunchtime today.
After being released from her vehicle, one female was taken to hospital.
The crew attributed the accident to slippery roads and warn drivers to take extra care as the temperatures tumble this week.
Posted in Fire, News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: accident, Danehill, slippery roads
Above: a little chihuahua which was killed on the roads last month
Ref: two recent incident in which dogs were killed on town roads.
I’VE had a traumatic experience driving by Felbridge this week. I hit a dog.
Luckily he is absolutely fine, he’s at home, and luckily I was going 20 or even less miles an hour, but I am writing to remind people about the importance of sticking to the limit in this area.
I read about a lady a couple of weeks back who had lost her dog by someone running them over, and the person didn’t stop. Hitting a dog is heart-breaking, for the driver and family, and that dog could have been a child.
The dog impacted my car when I had stopped so there was no harm done, and I had assistance in taking the dog to the vet straight away to have it checked over. I didn’t leave until I knew he was okay and owners had been contacted.
But it could have been so much worse if I had been speeding, as people tend to do around here.
I’m traumatised by it all, and would hate for it to happen again and for it to be a worse outcome.
Deer can also be a problem at this time of year when the evenings are dark early.
Posted in Letters to the Editor, News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: death, dogs, speeding
THE road traffic collision which closed the A22 Eastbourne Road in South Godstone at around 4:30pm on Saturday involved two vehicles, a grey BMW and a white Toyota.
The drivers of both cars suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital.
The road was reopened just before 6pm.
Posted in News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: A22, collision, two taken to hospital
WE understand that the A22 is closed at South Godstone due to a serious road traffic accident.
Long delays are expected and a diversion via Tilburstow Hill is in place. Avoid the area if at all possible.
Posted in News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: crash, police, Road closed, rtc, South Godstone
A 23-year-old woman was cut from her car and is suffering from serious injuries after she crashed into a tree on the Ashdown Forest at around 8pm last night.
The woman, from Ardingly, was driving a silver Hyundai on the B2026 near Hartfield When her car left the road and crashed into a tree north of the junction with Kidd’s Hill.
Fire crews from Crowborough set up lights so they could cut her free with a power saw and hydraulic rescue gear in an operation that took 90 minutes to complete.
A doctor from the air ambulance attended the scene before the woman was taken to Brighton hospital with serious arm and leg injuries.
Posted in News, Traffic Accident Tagged with: ardingly, cut from car, Driver, Hartfield crash
THE emergency services attended an incident at Newchapel in the early hours of yesterday morning, involving a car driver who was subsequently taken to Brighton hospital by road with injuries to his abdomen, and upper and lower leg.
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THE emergency services were called to a collision in Hook Lane, Lingfield just after 7pm last night, when a female had to be extricated from a vehicle.
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A woman driving a Volkswagen Polo on Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down at around 8.40pm last night, escaped injury after the vehicle left the road and crashed on the verge.
The incident partially blocked the road, near Compasses Corner, causing traffic delays until the vehicle could be recovered.
Posted in News, Police, Traffic Accident Tagged with: car left road, Crawley Down, traffic delays