Falmer Road closed after crash

The Argus: Falmer Road closed after crash Falmer Road closed after crash

Falmer Road has been shut after two vans collided this afternoon.

The crash happened at about 3.15pm on the stretch between the American Express COmmunity Stadium and Bexhill Road.

One person is reported trapped in one of the vans. The air ambulance service is "aware" of the incident.

Paramedics are on the scene and firefighters are cutting free the trapped man.

Traffic is being diverted as a result of the road closure.

Our photographer Terry Applin reports queues are backing up as far as Lewes Road and along the A27 near Falmer.

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6:32pm Mon 24 Feb 14

upsidedowntuctuc says...

Congratulations to Ian Davey and his team. By removing spare capacity by putting in under used unnecessary Bus and cycle lanes when something like this happens Grid Lock ensues and pollution goes through the roof.
Bet they're loving it as the increase4d pollution levels will give them more excuses to persecute the motorist even more
Less than 15 months to go!
Congratulations to Ian Davey and his team. By removing spare capacity by putting in under used unnecessary Bus and cycle lanes when something like this happens Grid Lock ensues and pollution goes through the roof. Bet they're loving it as the increase4d pollution levels will give them more excuses to persecute the motorist even more Less than 15 months to go! upsidedowntuctuc

7:12pm Mon 24 Feb 14

straightasadye says...

Bet the cause of the accident was as a result of one or the other or both travelling to fast?
Bet the cause of the accident was as a result of one or the other or both travelling to fast? straightasadye

8:31pm Mon 24 Feb 14

lindaf says...

What a judgemental lot you are...I hope both drivers are ok.
What a judgemental lot you are...I hope both drivers are ok. lindaf

9:28pm Mon 24 Feb 14

FatherTed11 says...

KatKat you ****
KatKat you **** FatherTed11

10:18pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Withdean-er says...

Normally a supporter of bus lanes and many other environmental policies, but I realised the Lewes Road bus lanes were a disaster to most unlucky users of it, when trying to simply get from Lewes to Halfords, Lewes Road a few months back at 5pm. The entire Lewes Road heading into Brighton from Coldean Lane onwards was gridlock, and drivers were giving up and turning off. There wasn't an accident .... just a run of the mill day on the revised Lewes Road. Residents who for example live in the Bear Road area, tell me, it's now a daily hell trying to get anywhere, like work, in rush hours.

Tonight, trying to get to Rottingdean, I joined 1000's of cars in an hour-long polluting jam through Rodmell, Piddinghoe and Newhaven. There was a similar jam eastbound outside Roedean at 6.30pm.

All exacerbated knock-on effects of the Lewes Road bus lanes that simply leave too little road, a single lane, for cars on a major artery in and out of Brighton. Madness.
Normally a supporter of bus lanes and many other environmental policies, but I realised the Lewes Road bus lanes were a disaster to most unlucky users of it, when trying to simply get from Lewes to Halfords, Lewes Road a few months back at 5pm. The entire Lewes Road heading into Brighton from Coldean Lane onwards was gridlock, and drivers were giving up and turning off. There wasn't an accident .... just a run of the mill day on the revised Lewes Road. Residents who for example live in the Bear Road area, tell me, it's now a daily hell trying to get anywhere, like work, in rush hours. Tonight, trying to get to Rottingdean, I joined 1000's of cars in an hour-long polluting jam through Rodmell, Piddinghoe and Newhaven. There was a similar jam eastbound outside Roedean at 6.30pm. All exacerbated knock-on effects of the Lewes Road bus lanes that simply leave too little road, a single lane, for cars on a major artery in and out of Brighton. Madness. Withdean-er

11:19pm Mon 24 Feb 14

fredflintstone1 says...

Very bad down the Ditchling Road too - just wait until this Green council has sheep and cattle wandering all over the road here. They'll then have partially blocked off all major routes into the city, and will have distinguished themselves by making this one uniquely dangerous for ALL road users (not to mention the animals themselves).
Very bad down the Ditchling Road too - just wait until this Green council has sheep and cattle wandering all over the road here. They'll then have partially blocked off all major routes into the city, and will have distinguished themselves by making this one uniquely dangerous for ALL road users (not to mention the animals themselves). fredflintstone1

1:14am Tue 25 Feb 14

just-a-person says...

There is no pleasure driving in Brighton anymore, what should have been a ten minute journey took me an hour tonight. It will not make me want to catch a bus or get a bike so I can use the cycle lane but just remind me why I do not shop in Brighton anymore and only venture as far as I have to in an emergency.
I can't wait for voting day ....................
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There is no pleasure driving in Brighton anymore, what should have been a ten minute journey took me an hour tonight. It will not make me want to catch a bus or get a bike so I can use the cycle lane but just remind me why I do not shop in Brighton anymore and only venture as far as I have to in an emergency. I can't wait for voting day .................... .............. just-a-person

3:49am Tue 25 Feb 14

taman says...

and soon to get worse when they put the crazy cycle lane arround the.centre of the. gyratory ..how dare they do this to the honest hard working residents of brighton and hove were paying there wages for christs sake !!
and soon to get worse when they put the crazy cycle lane arround the.centre of the. gyratory ..how dare they do this to the honest hard working residents of brighton and hove were paying there wages for christs sake !! taman

9:07am Tue 25 Feb 14

Worthing Jim says...

...so......two vans collide...and it's the council's fault? ....what a funny, twisted lot you are :) And, please ask yourselves, what actually causes congestion? Road layout, or all the cars and vans and lorries, each containing a 'bulletproof' reason for driving everywhere. Anyway, enjoy your moaning. Another Top Gear might be on Dave or Gold soon.
...so......two vans collide...and it's the council's fault? ....what a funny, twisted lot you are :) And, please ask yourselves, what actually causes congestion? Road layout, or all the cars and vans and lorries, each containing a 'bulletproof' reason for driving everywhere. Anyway, enjoy your moaning. Another Top Gear might be on Dave or Gold soon. Worthing Jim

9:52am Tue 25 Feb 14

spa301 says...

As the Woodingdean - Falmer road is unfortunately part of my commute I would be interested to know where abouts on the stretch this occured. As it's a single lane in each direction without any side roads it would be very difficult to crash unless a driver veered out of lane or was unable to stop in time for a braking car in front. Anyone see it happen?
As the Woodingdean - Falmer road is unfortunately part of my commute I would be interested to know where abouts on the stretch this occured. As it's a single lane in each direction without any side roads it would be very difficult to crash unless a driver veered out of lane or was unable to stop in time for a braking car in front. Anyone see it happen? spa301

10:02am Tue 25 Feb 14

efembe123 says...

straightasadye wrote:
Bet the cause of the accident was as a result of one or the other or both travelling to fast?
Or too slow!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]straightasadye[/bold] wrote: Bet the cause of the accident was as a result of one or the other or both travelling to fast?[/p][/quote]Or too slow!!!!! efembe123

11:19am Tue 25 Feb 14

Richada says...

Reading these comments on a report regarding a crash between two vans shows just how bitter and frustrated the majority of travellers using the roads of Brighton and Hove have become thanks to the deliberate traffic mismanagement systems imposed by an ideologically led minority council.

The Falmer Road always suffered from congestion at peak times, but is now a nightmare thanks to some preferring to sit it out there rather than in the Lewes Road.

Those "betting" that speed was the cause of this accident, unless there to witness it, have no better way of knowing this than I do saying that one van was probably swerving to avoid a huge pot hole which the majority of our roads are littered with.

The Lewes Road scheme was / is madness indeed and, yes, the Council whilst it may not (unless caused by a pot hole!) be directly responsible for the crash, it IS responsible for the ensuing traffic chaos resulting from it.
Reading these comments on a report regarding a crash between two vans shows just how bitter and frustrated the majority of travellers using the roads of Brighton and Hove have become thanks to the deliberate traffic mismanagement systems imposed by an ideologically led minority council. The Falmer Road always suffered from congestion at peak times, but is now a nightmare thanks to some preferring to sit it out there rather than in the Lewes Road. Those "betting" that speed was the cause of this accident, unless there to witness it, have no better way of knowing this than I do saying that one van was probably swerving to avoid a huge pot hole which the majority of our roads are littered with. The Lewes Road scheme was / is madness indeed and, yes, the Council whilst it may not (unless caused by a pot hole!) be directly responsible for the crash, it IS responsible for the ensuing traffic chaos resulting from it. Richada

12:22pm Tue 25 Feb 14

tabitha15 says...

You bunch of inconsiderate fools. My husband and friend were seriously injured in that accident due to an oncoming driver, and all you want to whinge about is the time it took you to get home because of the council. Take a step back and think about your silly comments before posting.
You bunch of inconsiderate fools. My husband and friend were seriously injured in that accident due to an oncoming driver, and all you want to whinge about is the time it took you to get home because of the council. Take a step back and think about your silly comments before posting. tabitha15

12:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

RottingdeanRant says...

Of course it was a tragedy for the people concerned - I think that is so obvious that it goes without saying. As for the traffic jams that ensued, it would have been useful if the authorities could have got the info about the road closure onto the traffic information board like the one at the south end of the A23 before you head east towards Lewes. It that had happened it would at least have given some people the opportunity to try to avoid the Falmer road.
Of course it was a tragedy for the people concerned - I think that is so obvious that it goes without saying. As for the traffic jams that ensued, it would have been useful if the authorities could have got the info about the road closure onto the traffic information board like the one at the south end of the A23 before you head east towards Lewes. It that had happened it would at least have given some people the opportunity to try to avoid the Falmer road. RottingdeanRant

12:38pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Vox populi 2 says...

tabitha15 wrote:
You bunch of inconsiderate fools. My husband and friend were seriously injured in that accident due to an oncoming driver, and all you want to whinge about is the time it took you to get home because of the council. Take a step back and think about your silly comments before posting.
Interesting and sensible post. Please can you enlighten as to the cause
of the collision?
[quote][p][bold]tabitha15[/bold] wrote: You bunch of inconsiderate fools. My husband and friend were seriously injured in that accident due to an oncoming driver, and all you want to whinge about is the time it took you to get home because of the council. Take a step back and think about your silly comments before posting.[/p][/quote]Interesting and sensible post. Please can you enlighten as to the cause of the collision? Vox populi 2

2:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

spa301 says...

When an accident happens and someone is unfortunately injured does that then mean that no one then has a right to comment on the causes, consequences, suggestions for future incidents etc etc.
Is this comments section meant to be just a method of sending condolences, best wishes etc. If so then it's not really a comments section is it?
When an accident happens and someone is unfortunately injured does that then mean that no one then has a right to comment on the causes, consequences, suggestions for future incidents etc etc. Is this comments section meant to be just a method of sending condolences, best wishes etc. If so then it's not really a comments section is it? spa301

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