Treacherous ice responsible for spate of road accidents

ICY conditions were responsible for a spate of road accidents in the early hours of this morning.

Motorists have been warned to take care in icy conditions

At around 6am, the A24 – between the Washington and Ashington roundabout – was closed for just over an hour after a van left the northbound carriageway and overturned near to the Orchard Fisheries and Spring Gardens, blocking the road.

A 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old man managed to get out of the van before the fire service arrived. They sustained arm and facial injuries and were taken to hospital by ambulance.

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Sussex Police said at least seven vehicles were reported to have slid off the road in the same area.

Motorists have been warned to take care in icy conditions

A woman suffered neck injuries, not thought to be serious, after a silver Peugeot 207 car collided with a road sign east of the Bodyshop roundabout at 7.20am.

A man driving a black Renault Clio was left shocked when he was involved in a collision in the same area.

Motorists in Sussex are being advised to take extra care while driving in freezing conditions.