Driver flown to hospital in life-threatening condition after collision on A26 at Crowborough

A driver has been flown to hospital in a life-threatening condition following a collision on the A26 at Crowborough.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 6:06 pm

Sussex Police said officers were called to the collision involving a van and a car on the A26 Eridge Road, just north of Crowborough, at 12.39pm today (January 7).

A spokesman said: “The 35-year-old Kent man driving the car, a silver Seat Toledo, has been flown by air ambulance to Kings College Hospital, London, in a life-threatening condition.

“The 51-year-old Kent man driving the van, a yellow Iveco Daily towing a trailer, was unhurt.”

Serious collision on A26 at Crowborough

The road was closed in both directions for recovery and investigation work.

Police thanked drivers for their patience and for following the diversions.

Anyone who saw what happened or who saw either vehicle just beforehand, or who has any dashcam which might assist, is asked to contact Sussex Police online, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 101, quoting Operation Smallfield.

Serious collision on A26 at Crowborough
Serious collision on A26 at Crowborough
Police at the scene in Crowborough. Picture: Dan Jessup
Serious collision on A26 at Crowborough
Serious collision on A26 at Crowborough