Woman dies in hospital after four car crash on A27 near Lewes

A WOMAN who was seriously injured in a four-car crash on the A27 near Lewes has died in hospital.

Hazel Morgan, 72, of Butts Lane, Eastbourne, was a rear seat passenger in an eastbound Honda Jazz saloon which was involved in the crash near Middle Farm at Firle at 3.30pm on November 23.

Mrs Morgan sadly died in the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton on Sunday. The Honda was in collision with a Vauxhall Insignia and a Skoda Fabia. The Insignia also collided with a Mazda 5 saloon.

The 80-year old Eastbourne man driving the Honda is still in Eastbourne District General Hospital with serious chest injuries.

The Insignia driver, a 55-year-old Horsham man, was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for slight neck injuries.

The Mazda driver, a 60-year-old St Leonards man, was treated at Eastbourne Hospital for minor injuries, and the 47-year-old woman driving the Fabia was treated at the Royal Sussex for minor injuries. An 83-year-old female passenger from Eastbourne in the Honda was treated at Eastbourne, and a 74-year-old male passenger from Eastbourne, also in the Honda, was treated at the Royal Sussex for minor injuries.

A Sussex Police spokesman said this week: “Our enquiries into the crash are continuing and anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Enslow.”

The crash closed the A27 in both directions for eight hours.

Four casualties were trapped in three separate cars.