Witnesses sought to five-car crash on the A23 at Brighton

Police have launched an appeal to trace the driver of a small beige vehicle after a five-car crash on the A23 on Friday evening (July 7).

The crash took place on the southbound carriageway at 6.10pm, around 400 metres north of the Mill Road roundabout and the A27.

Police said several vehicles were forced to swerve and collided with each other.

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The beige vehicle which was involved in the crash did not stop, officers said.

Sussex Police said a black Renault Clio driven by a 27-year-old man from Milton Keynes overturned, and he and his front seat passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Northampton, sustained minor injuries for which they were treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The other cars involved were a white Kia Sportage, driven by a 34-year-old man from Brighton, a grey Volkswagen Scirocco driven by a 55-year-old man from Southwick and a black Audi A4, driven by a 42-year-old woman from Hassocks.

PC Nathan Langley, of the East Sussex roads policing unit, said: “We’re keen to speak to the driver the small beige vehicle seen in the vicinity at the time of the crash.

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“We’d also like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who noticed the beige vehicle being driven shortly beforehand, and whom we’ve not yet spoken to.”

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] uk, report details online or phone 101, quoting serial 1222 of 07/07.