Update: Police seek witness after A27 collision

Collision on A27
Collision on A27

The driver of a small silver car may be a vital witness to a collision on the A27 that led to a man being airlifted to hospital with broken legs and hips, police have said.

Police said the injured 33-year-old man from Bexhill, was a passenger in a black Vauxhall Astra that left the road and turned over into a ditch close to the Drusillas roundabout, near Alfriston, just after 6.30am on Friday (May 30).

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Surrey, escaped with minor injuries.

PC Richard Trundle said: “We have spoken to a number of witnesses and they mention that a small silver car was in front of the vehicle involved in the crash and was overtaking a red Fiat Seicento as it happened. It may be that the driver wasn’t aware of what had happened behind them, but we would like to talk to them to complete our picture of what occurred.

“If you are that driver or you have any information that might assist us, please email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Kingscross.

“This was obviously a very serious incident and required an air ambulance to land and deal with the injured man. We are aware that it caused disruption during the morning rush hour and had a knock-on effect on local roads and villages. We worked as quickly as we could to get the road reopened a few minutes before 10am and I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while this essential work took place.”