Driver arrested after Hailsham crash

North Street in Hailsham was closed after the crash. Photo by Pete Summers.
North Street in Hailsham was closed after the crash. Photo by Pete Summers.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a serious crash in Hailsham last week.

Police say the man, from Hailsham, was arrested after a collision between a van and a pedestrian near the Tesco Supermarket in North Street at around 1.40pm on Friday (October 28).

Sussex Police say he was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while unfit through drugs and of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit. He has been bailed to until December 10.

The pedestrian, a 26-year-old man,suffered head injuries and was taken to Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton by paramedics. On Friday night, police said he was in a stable condition and being kept in hospital overnight for observation.

Witnesses are asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Longdown.

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