Worthing Marine Parade emergency incident: Traffic gridlocked after seafront closed for air ambulance

Worthing's roads have ground to a halt this afternoon (October 11) after an emergency incident on the seafront.

Marine Parade was closed at around 3.15pm by police, as the air ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended an incident.Eyewitnesses reported a person having fallen off their motorbike and being taken away in an ambulance at around 4.30pm.

Traffic is queuing westbound along the A259 from Steyne Gardens as far down as Western Road in East Worthing.

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Congestion continues along North Street, High Street, Lyndhurst Road and surrounding side roads as drivers attempt to avoid the main blockages.

Air ambulance in Marine Parade, Worthing. Pic: Juliette Copland

Motorists are backed up all through the town centre.

Marine Parade has been closed from The Steyne to The Royal Arcade.