Woman injured in Southwick Tunnel crash

The Argus: Woman injured in Southwick Tunnel crash Woman injured in Southwick Tunnel crash

A woman has suffered head injuries after a collision between two cars on a busy road.

A Renault Megane and a Vauxhall Corsa collded on the westbound A27 at the Southwick Tunnel at just before 9.40am this morning.

A woman driving one of the cars sustained a head injury which is not currently assessed as serious.

The westbound carriageway is currently blocked.

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11:17am Tue 17 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

Cue the 'fans' of Southwick Tunnel.
Cue the 'fans' of Southwick Tunnel. The Prophet of Doom

11:40am Tue 17 Dec 13

Metro Reader says...

The number of RTC’s on this section of road in the past few months must mean there is something fundamentally wrong with the road, does it not?
Why are we not being told of what is being done to stop / reduce the number of incidents or get a follow up report as to the cause?
Are increased police patrols required, the only time I see a police car on the A27 is with its blue lights on, and I use this section or road twice a day.
Goes without saying that I hope all involved recover.
The number of RTC’s on this section of road in the past few months must mean there is something fundamentally wrong with the road, does it not? Why are we not being told of what is being done to stop / reduce the number of incidents or get a follow up report as to the cause? Are increased police patrols required, the only time I see a police car on the A27 is with its blue lights on, and I use this section or road twice a day. Goes without saying that I hope all involved recover. Metro Reader

11:52am Tue 17 Dec 13

Sir Prised says...

Metro Reader wrote:
The number of RTC’s on this section of road in the past few months must mean there is something fundamentally wrong with the road, does it not?
Why are we not being told of what is being done to stop / reduce the number of incidents or get a follow up report as to the cause?
Are increased police patrols required, the only time I see a police car on the A27 is with its blue lights on, and I use this section or road twice a day.
Goes without saying that I hope all involved recover.
Just what I was thinking. It's getting to the point where I might have to avoid this stretch when I want to go to Sainsburys !! The whole strectch from Shoreham to Lewes appears to have more than it's fair share of accidents.
[quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: The number of RTC’s on this section of road in the past few months must mean there is something fundamentally wrong with the road, does it not? Why are we not being told of what is being done to stop / reduce the number of incidents or get a follow up report as to the cause? Are increased police patrols required, the only time I see a police car on the A27 is with its blue lights on, and I use this section or road twice a day. Goes without saying that I hope all involved recover.[/p][/quote]Just what I was thinking. It's getting to the point where I might have to avoid this stretch when I want to go to Sainsburys !! The whole strectch from Shoreham to Lewes appears to have more than it's fair share of accidents. Sir Prised

12:05pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Jay1000 says...

It would be interesting to actually find out what caused the accidents in the first place before we start blaming the road/tunnel. I drive this way every morning on my commute to Crawley, and have done for 4 years, and have so far managed to avoid crashing (as have hundreds/thousands of other road users), so clearly the road isn't at fault. I would put distracted/careless drivers as the root cause.
It would be interesting to actually find out what caused the accidents in the first place before we start blaming the road/tunnel. I drive this way every morning on my commute to Crawley, and have done for 4 years, and have so far managed to avoid crashing (as have hundreds/thousands of other road users), so clearly the road isn't at fault. I would put distracted/careless drivers as the root cause. Jay1000

12:24pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

The road is fine, the problem is the idiotic drivers!!
The road is fine, the problem is the idiotic drivers!! Tailgaters Anonymous

12:57pm Tue 17 Dec 13

FatherTed11 says...

Woman driver?
Woman driver? FatherTed11

2:28pm Tue 17 Dec 13

sexyhips69 says...

Are you sure it was about 9:40am as it was broadcast on local radio just after 7am, or was that yet another accident near the tunnel. Seems very attractive to accidents does that tunnel :-)
Are you sure it was about 9:40am as it was broadcast on local radio just after 7am, or was that yet another accident near the tunnel. Seems very attractive to accidents does that tunnel :-) sexyhips69

2:52pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Dave At Home says...

"collded" the clue might be in the story.
"collded" the clue might be in the story. Dave At Home

4:19pm Tue 17 Dec 13

yourallnuts says...

My guess is they go into some sort of trance as they enter the tunnel as there does seem to be a huge amount of accidents in and around it!
My guess is they go into some sort of trance as they enter the tunnel as there does seem to be a huge amount of accidents in and around it! yourallnuts

7:59pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Terry K says...

And why is the tunnel closed so often for "maintenance" ?
And why is the tunnel closed so often for "maintenance" ? Terry K

9:35pm Tue 17 Dec 13

gingersandy38 says...

cant help but wonder why Southwick tunnel is so frequently in the news. Doesn't something need to be done. As obviously there is a problem
cant help but wonder why Southwick tunnel is so frequently in the news. Doesn't something need to be done. As obviously there is a problem gingersandy38

12:14am Wed 18 Dec 13

whoee! says...

Women drivers AGAIN...what a surprise lol
Women drivers AGAIN...what a surprise lol whoee!

6:17pm Wed 18 Dec 13

jimpy762 says...

If people don't start looking where they're going we'll end up with the inconvenience of an artificially low speed limit through there. Which would be a pity because its actually a really good stretch of road. Great fun on a motorbike, perfect camber, sweeping bends with good visibility, I don't understand what these clowns are getting so wrong there.
This is yet another example of motorists urgently in need of further training and its quite worrying to note how many of them there actually are.
If people don't start looking where they're going we'll end up with the inconvenience of an artificially low speed limit through there. Which would be a pity because its actually a really good stretch of road. Great fun on a motorbike, perfect camber, sweeping bends with good visibility, I don't understand what these clowns are getting so wrong there. This is yet another example of motorists urgently in need of further training and its quite worrying to note how many of them there actually are. jimpy762

1:07am Thu 19 Dec 13

Dave At Home says...

Terry K wrote:
And why is the tunnel closed so often for "maintenance" ?
They have to empty the rain water chambers otherwise the tunnel would be flooded out.
[quote][p][bold]Terry K[/bold] wrote: And why is the tunnel closed so often for "maintenance" ?[/p][/quote]They have to empty the rain water chambers otherwise the tunnel would be flooded out. Dave At Home

8:31am Fri 20 Dec 13

Vox populi 2 says...

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