A27 Patching crash due to heavy rain

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A car crashed into roadside barriers after skidding on a sodden road.

Firefighters from Worthing, East Preston and Arundel were called to the crash on the A27 at Patching at about 11pm last night (December 6) after a car crashed into a central reservation barrier and came to rest in the middle lane of the road.
 

The five occupant of the car, who were all in their early 20s, were able to free themselves from the vehicle and did not suffer any serious injuries.
 

Firefighters and police officers attended the scene until the vehicle was removed from the road.

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8:07am Fri 7 Dec 12

John Steed says...

5 young people in a car on a main road, late evening, hits barrier, all lucky to escape, the rain was not that bad at all 11.00pm last night, the A27 does not flood in that area, no frost and none of the 100's of other cars on same the road yesterday evening had a problem, Muppett Driver, who hopefully will learn that the real thing is not the same as using a Wii at home.
5 young people in a car on a main road, late evening, hits barrier, all lucky to escape, the rain was not that bad at all 11.00pm last night, the A27 does not flood in that area, no frost and none of the 100's of other cars on same the road yesterday evening had a problem, Muppett Driver, who hopefully will learn that the real thing is not the same as using a Wii at home. John Steed
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8:07am Fri 7 Dec 12

Tallywhacker says...

No, the rain didn't cause the crash the driver caused the crash.
No, the rain didn't cause the crash the driver caused the crash. Tallywhacker
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8:34am Fri 7 Dec 12

Barry Trotter says...

Shouldn't this read 'driving too fast for conditions' ?
Shouldn't this read 'driving too fast for conditions' ? Barry Trotter
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8:41am Fri 7 Dec 12

Telscombe Cliffy says...

'Sodden road' just about sums that stretch of the A27.
'Sodden road' just about sums that stretch of the A27. Telscombe Cliffy
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8:51am Fri 7 Dec 12

The Wolfie says...

Presumably no ambulance attended then?

Guess Trumpton now do the medical stuff too?

W.
Presumably no ambulance attended then? Guess Trumpton now do the medical stuff too? W. The Wolfie
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9:41am Fri 7 Dec 12

Made In Sussex says...

**** this pesky rain, see how it causes cars to crash?

Or maybe... just maybe..it was the drivers lack of awareness and not adjusting their drivingfor the road and weather conditions at the time?
**** this pesky rain, see how it causes cars to crash? Or maybe... just maybe..it was the drivers lack of awareness and not adjusting their drivingfor the road and weather conditions at the time? Made In Sussex
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10:51am Fri 7 Dec 12

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

..many of the roads are sodden, perhaps Highways Agency and East & West Sussex County Councils should be sued for negligence and placing barriers to protect wiser travellers!
..many of the roads are sodden, perhaps Highways Agency and East & West Sussex County Councils should be sued for negligence and placing barriers to protect wiser travellers! Tailgaters Anonymous
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11:49am Fri 7 Dec 12

Wivvy Dave says...

Drive to suit the conditions. Hopefully the increased insurance premiums will keep this one off the road for a while.
Drive to suit the conditions. Hopefully the increased insurance premiums will keep this one off the road for a while. Wivvy Dave
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3:23pm Fri 7 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

What a stupid headline - crash due to rain. I and millions of others have driven in rain on countless occasions and not crashed. The smash was due to sheer bad driving, plain and simple. Weather doesn't cause road crashes - bad drivers do. If the rain was intense, visibility was shocking and the road was flooded then you slow right down until you can see, at 20 or 30 mph no car is going to smash into the central reservation, spin round and come to a rest in the middle lane. Excessive speed almost surely the cause, not rain.
What a stupid headline - crash due to rain. I and millions of others have driven in rain on countless occasions and not crashed. The smash was due to sheer bad driving, plain and simple. Weather doesn't cause road crashes - bad drivers do. If the rain was intense, visibility was shocking and the road was flooded then you slow right down until you can see, at 20 or 30 mph no car is going to smash into the central reservation, spin round and come to a rest in the middle lane. Excessive speed almost surely the cause, not rain. sussexram40
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