Crash causes tailbacks on A27 from Lewes to Brighton

Police at the scene on the A27.  Picture: Radd Reynolds

Police at the scene on the A27. Picture: Radd Reynolds

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A CAR crash is causing tailbacks on the A27 from Lewes to Brighton. 

Police say two vehicles crashed at 2.50pm on the A27 eastbound, just before the Ashcombe roundabout at Lewes.

One of the vehicles burst into flames but the occupant had already got out. One person suffered minor injuries. 

A police spokesman added shortly after 4pm: "There are long traffic delays stretching back to Brighton and motorists are asked to avoid the area."

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5:45pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Bostik says...

Trees often jump out in front of me on that stretch of road. They are becoming a real menace!
Trees often jump out in front of me on that stretch of road. They are becoming a real menace! Bostik
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Wed 3 Sep 14

sussexram40 says...

More shocking driving.
More shocking driving. sussexram40
  • Score: 4

6:13pm Wed 3 Sep 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

The tail back this caused was unbelievable.

Sure sign that this road needs to be made into a motor way by now - a dual carriageway is insufficient for the amount of traffic that goes on these roads.
The tail back this caused was unbelievable. Sure sign that this road needs to be made into a motor way by now - a dual carriageway is insufficient for the amount of traffic that goes on these roads. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 4

6:26pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Zeta Function says...

The sooner we move on from the internal combustion engine.

There is a dark oily irremovable substance that coats my windows, and refuses to dissolve in strong detergent.

Where is my view?
The sooner we move on from the internal combustion engine. There is a dark oily irremovable substance that coats my windows, and refuses to dissolve in strong detergent. Where is my view? Zeta Function
  • Score: -10

7:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Withdean-er says...

A decent stretch of road (so excuse merchants cannot blame the allegedly evil Southwick tunnel), good visibilty, bone dry roads, and being Eastbound the drivers were NOT driving with the sun into their eyes. Therefore, most likely this was caused by the incompetence of a driver and/or criminal use of a mobile device whilst driving.

With the knock on effect on the lives of thousands of others.
A decent stretch of road (so excuse merchants cannot blame the allegedly evil Southwick tunnel), good visibilty, bone dry roads, and being Eastbound the drivers were NOT driving with the sun into their eyes. Therefore, most likely this was caused by the incompetence of a driver and/or criminal use of a mobile device whilst driving. With the knock on effect on the lives of thousands of others. Withdean-er
  • Score: 15

7:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

hoveguyactually says...

Again? Yet another accident on the A27? This has become a weekly, or twice weekly event. Surely something must be done about the dangerous situation with this road.
Again? Yet another accident on the A27? This has become a weekly, or twice weekly event. Surely something must be done about the dangerous situation with this road. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Wed 3 Sep 14

rogerthefish says...

The whole of Brighton was gridlocked again by Brighton Council's
The whole of Brighton was gridlocked again by Brighton Council's rogerthefish
  • Score: 5

8:59pm Wed 3 Sep 14

den2il says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Again? Yet another accident on the A27? This has become a weekly, or twice weekly event. Surely something must be done about the dangerous situation with this road.
It's not the road it's the driver.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Again? Yet another accident on the A27? This has become a weekly, or twice weekly event. Surely something must be done about the dangerous situation with this road.[/p][/quote]It's not the road it's the driver. den2il
  • Score: 6

9:39pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Nikski says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
Again? Yet another accident on the A27? This has become a weekly, or twice weekly event. Surely something must be done about the dangerous situation with this road.
Write to your MP, or The Argus
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: Again? Yet another accident on the A27? This has become a weekly, or twice weekly event. Surely something must be done about the dangerous situation with this road.[/p][/quote]Write to your MP, or The Argus Nikski
  • Score: -2

9:42pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Nikski says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
The tail back this caused was unbelievable.

Sure sign that this road needs to be made into a motor way by now - a dual carriageway is insufficient for the amount of traffic that goes on these roads.
Perhaps it would be more sensible to try and reduce the amount of traffic....?
If we keep building more roads and increasing the capacity of existing ones the traffic will also keep increasing to fill them. At some point we may have to stop and question why we are so obsessed with our insistence on using this technology which is now well over 100 years old!
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: The tail back this caused was unbelievable. Sure sign that this road needs to be made into a motor way by now - a dual carriageway is insufficient for the amount of traffic that goes on these roads.[/p][/quote]Perhaps it would be more sensible to try and reduce the amount of traffic....? If we keep building more roads and increasing the capacity of existing ones the traffic will also keep increasing to fill them. At some point we may have to stop and question why we are so obsessed with our insistence on using this technology which is now well over 100 years old! Nikski
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

sussexram40 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
The tail back this caused was unbelievable.

Sure sign that this road needs to be made into a motor way by now - a dual carriageway is insufficient for the amount of traffic that goes on these roads.
I think that's rubbish. I drove eastbound from Falmer to Lewes this afternoon (prob about half hour before this happened, so I was lucky) and the traffic was quite light, all moving at normal speed, visibility was good etc. Any smash occuring at that time in those conditions must be due to careless driving (unless somebody fell ill at the wheel).

Roads don't cause smash ups - bad drivers do. A good driver drives according to the road conditions and pays attention to his/her driving. Whether it's a bendy road, a single cariageway, a dual carriageway, whether it's dry or wet, whether it's mild or icy - it matters not. You drive according to the road and the conditions.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: The tail back this caused was unbelievable. Sure sign that this road needs to be made into a motor way by now - a dual carriageway is insufficient for the amount of traffic that goes on these roads.[/p][/quote]I think that's rubbish. I drove eastbound from Falmer to Lewes this afternoon (prob about half hour before this happened, so I was lucky) and the traffic was quite light, all moving at normal speed, visibility was good etc. Any smash occuring at that time in those conditions must be due to careless driving (unless somebody fell ill at the wheel). Roads don't cause smash ups - bad drivers do. A good driver drives according to the road conditions and pays attention to his/her driving. Whether it's a bendy road, a single cariageway, a dual carriageway, whether it's dry or wet, whether it's mild or icy - it matters not. You drive according to the road and the conditions. sussexram40
  • Score: 12

8:21am Thu 4 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

Bloody foreigners
Bloody foreigners Valentinian
  • Score: -1

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