M23 shut both ways following collision

The M23 was closed both ways on Saturday (September 19), following a collision.

Emergency services responded to the collision, which was between Crawley and Pease Pottage, at just before 2pm.

A West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called by the South East Coast Ambulance Service to attend a road traffic collision on the M23 southbound between Crawley and Pease Pottage at 1.55pm this afternoon.

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“Three appliances were sent – one from Crawley, one from Turner’s Hill and one from Horsham, alongside the Heavy Rescue Tender from Crawley to make the vehicle safe and we left the scene at 2.24pm.”

Sussex Police confirmed it attended a single vehicle road traffic collision on the M23 Southbound near Pound Hill, Crawley, which happened at just before 1.45pm on Saturday (September 19).

A spokesman added: “The driver, a man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.”

Severe delays on the A23 were also reported over the weekend due to roadworks at Bolney southbound and Hickstead northbound.

Traffic reports said there was congestion to Handcross for southbound traffic, and northbound traffic was backed up just before Pyecombe.

Police accident

Traffic travelling between Crawley and Brighton was said to be affected.

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