Crash on A21 – Appeal for witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to a two-car collision on the A21 at Hurst Green which happened around 4.15pm on Sunday (17 June) and which left two women with serious injuries.

The vehicles involved were a white Hyundai travelling south, driven by a 64-year-old woman from Hurst Green, and a black Audi travelling north, driven by a 54-year-old man from London.

The Hyundai driver and a 74-year-old woman from Staplehurst, Kent, who was a front seat passenger in the same car, were both taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for treatment to fractures.

The Audi driver sustained bruising and whiplash and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

The crash, some 500 metres north of the A21’s junction with the A229 Merriments Lane, caused traffic tailbacks over several miles while the incident was being dealt with. Diversions were set up until the A21 was re-opened at 7pm.

PC Gary Douglas, of the Polegate road policing unit, said: ” We’re keen to speak to anyone who may have information which could help our enquiries into the incident.

“We’d also like to thank drivers whose journeys were delayed or disrupted by this crash for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone who saw what happened, who has relevant dash-cam footage or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the collision is asked to phone 101, quoting serial 813 of 17/06.