Elderly man seriously injured in A26 minibus collision

The road between Uckfield and Crowborough was closed following the accident. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell
The road between Uckfield and Crowborough was closed following the accident. Photograph by Eddie Mitchell

Police were called to a road traffic collision between a car and a minibus on the A26 Uckfield Road near Barnsgate Manor Vineyard, Heron’s Ghyll, on Friday (January 19).

The collision between a red Honda Civic and a white Ford Transit minibus occurred around 6.55pm.

A passenger in the Honda, a man in his 80s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

The driver of the Honda, a woman in her 70s, and another passenger in the same car, a man in his 80s, suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the minibus and four passengers reported no injuries.

If you witnessed the collision please report online at https://www.sussex.police.uk/rtcappealresponse or call 101 quoting reference 1044 of 19/01.