Two-hour road closure after multi-vehicle collision

One woman killed and another seriously injured after collision on A17 at East Heckington.
One woman killed and another seriously injured after collision on A17 at East Heckington.

Witnesses are being sought to a multi-vehicle collision on the A259 at Newhaven, at its junction with Drove Road, close to the approach to the port’s swing-bridge.

It happened at around 12.45pm on Thursday (May 24) and involved two westbound vehicles – a Ford C-Max and a Citroen Dispatch – and three travelling east – a Vauxhall Agila, a Renault Clio and a Fiat Doblo.

The Ford driver. a 58-year-old local woman, suffered shock and possibly a medical episode at the wheel, while the driver of the Vauxhall, an 80-year-old woman from Piddinghoe, suffered serious back and chest injuries.

Both were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. The seriously injured woman remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The Citroen was driven by a Seaford man, the Renault by a woman from Rottingdean and the Fiat by a man from Peacehaven. All three were uninjured.

The road was closed for almost two hours while the incident was dealt with.

Anyone who saw what happened, who may have dash-cam footage of the collision or who has other information that may assist police is asked to contact officers online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 548 of 24/05.