Pensioner fights for life after Hove crash

The Argus: Pensioner fights for life after Hove crash Pensioner fights for life after Hove crash

A pensioner is fighting for his life after being hit by a car.

An 81-year-old male pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car travelling along Portland Road in Hove near to the junction with Station Road.

The incident happened yesterday morning at 9.35am as the man was crossing Portland Road from north to south but police have only just released details of the incident today.

The man was injured by a Chrysler Grand Voyager driven by a 29-year-old Southwick woman with two children in the car with her who were all unhurt.

The pedestrian suffered potentially life-threatening head injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Kodak, or to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

Did you see what happened? Then call The argus on 01273 544530 or email neil.vowles@theargus.co.uk.

 

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8:53am Fri 20 Dec 13

gheese77 says...

This is why Portland Rd should be 20 mph
This is why Portland Rd should be 20 mph gheese77

10:04am Fri 20 Dec 13

BrightonBrowser says...

Portland Road has one of the highest accident rates in the City. The road should be a safer 20 mph. Shame on Labour and Tory Council Councillors for refusing to make the road safer. Transport should be focused on people not private business interests.
Portland Road has one of the highest accident rates in the City. The road should be a safer 20 mph. Shame on Labour and Tory Council Councillors for refusing to make the road safer. Transport should be focused on people not private business interests. BrightonBrowser

1:05pm Fri 20 Dec 13

qm says...

Rather crass knee-jerk reactions from the green-snots! Hasn't occurred to you that the elderly gentleman may be partially sighted, may have stumbled, or the parent with children may have been momentarily distracted or a coincident occurrence of both! But let's not allow an absence of facts to allow you to jump onto your pathetic bandwagon!
More importantly, let's hope the elderly gentleman makes a full recovery from this accident and be grateful the children were not injured!
Rather crass knee-jerk reactions from the green-snots! Hasn't occurred to you that the elderly gentleman may be partially sighted, may have stumbled, or the parent with children may have been momentarily distracted or a coincident occurrence of both! But let's not allow an absence of facts to allow you to jump onto your pathetic bandwagon! More importantly, let's hope the elderly gentleman makes a full recovery from this accident and be grateful the children were not injured! qm

3:03pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Dave At Home says...

Portland Road/Station Road is Portslade, not Hove. Actually the correct area is Portslade By Sea and not to be confused with Portslade which refers to the area of Portslade Old Village in Mile Oak.

Another area coc-kup by the schmargus
Portland Road/Station Road is Portslade, not Hove. Actually the correct area is Portslade By Sea and not to be confused with Portslade which refers to the area of Portslade Old Village in Mile Oak. Another area coc-kup by the schmargus Dave At Home

6:02pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scuba1 says...

For goodness sake who cares about what area it is !!! Do you actually read the article or just check for mistakes ? A man is critically ill and a young woman and her children in a state of shock , have a heart .
For goodness sake who cares about what area it is !!! Do you actually read the article or just check for mistakes ? A man is critically ill and a young woman and her children in a state of shock , have a heart . scuba1

8:25pm Fri 20 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

Yes should be part of ther 20mph zone.
No idea what speed the car was doing but if it was more than 20 then the man's injuries would be less serious had the car been doing 20.
Yes should be part of ther 20mph zone. No idea what speed the car was doing but if it was more than 20 then the man's injuries would be less serious had the car been doing 20. sussexram40

10:20pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scuba1 says...

Dave At Home wrote:
Portland Road/Station Road is Portslade, not Hove. Actually the correct area is Portslade By Sea and not to be confused with Portslade which refers to the area of Portslade Old Village in Mile Oak.

Another area coc-kup by the schmargus
Maybe you could spell check your own comments before preaching to others . Its ****-up NOT coc-kup !
[quote][p][bold]Dave At Home[/bold] wrote: Portland Road/Station Road is Portslade, not Hove. Actually the correct area is Portslade By Sea and not to be confused with Portslade which refers to the area of Portslade Old Village in Mile Oak. Another area coc-kup by the schmargus[/p][/quote]Maybe you could spell check your own comments before preaching to others . Its ****-up NOT coc-kup ! scuba1

10:26pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scuba1 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Yes should be part of ther 20mph zone.
No idea what speed the car was doing but if it was more than 20 then the man's injuries would be less serious had the car been doing 20.
Although the seriousness does depend on what injuries were sustained , i agree with you , it should be 20 mph .
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Yes should be part of ther 20mph zone. No idea what speed the car was doing but if it was more than 20 then the man's injuries would be less serious had the car been doing 20.[/p][/quote]Although the seriousness does depend on what injuries were sustained , i agree with you , it should be 20 mph . scuba1

11:22am Sat 21 Dec 13

Tony W says...

Where it happened was at the top of Portland Road and I was at the station just after it happened coming up to a junction. The vehicle you green snobs would not have being going higher than 20 anyway
Where it happened was at the top of Portland Road and I was at the station just after it happened coming up to a junction. The vehicle you green snobs would not have being going higher than 20 anyway Tony W

11:27am Sat 21 Dec 13

Tony W says...

You Greens disgust me and you will do anything to get your political views across. A man of 81 is fighting for his life and you use it to air politics.
I arrived at the station minutes after the accident occurred. The accident happened at the very top of Portland Road, a matter of 10 yards before the junction with Station Road. There is no way the vehicle was going 15 miles an hour let alone 30. Spare a thought for the gentleman injured and also the woman driver of the vehicle who was distraught as were her 2 children in the car.
You Greens disgust me and you will do anything to get your political views across. A man of 81 is fighting for his life and you use it to air politics. I arrived at the station minutes after the accident occurred. The accident happened at the very top of Portland Road, a matter of 10 yards before the junction with Station Road. There is no way the vehicle was going 15 miles an hour let alone 30. Spare a thought for the gentleman injured and also the woman driver of the vehicle who was distraught as were her 2 children in the car. Tony W

3:08pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Automaton says...

gheese77 wrote:
This is why Portland Rd should be 20 mph
Surely the car would have been going fairly slowly anyway near the junction with station road. Terrible accident.
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: This is why Portland Rd should be 20 mph[/p][/quote]Surely the car would have been going fairly slowly anyway near the junction with station road. Terrible accident. Automaton

7:46pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Tony W says...

Automaton wrote:
gheese77 wrote:
This is why Portland Rd should be 20 mph
Surely the car would have been going fairly slowly anyway near the junction with station road. Terrible accident.
It would have been going fairly slowly indeed - just makes me mad when people have got nothing better to do than assume the car was going over 20 MPH, correct grammar and punctuation.
[quote][p][bold]Automaton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: This is why Portland Rd should be 20 mph[/p][/quote]Surely the car would have been going fairly slowly anyway near the junction with station road. Terrible accident.[/p][/quote]It would have been going fairly slowly indeed - just makes me mad when people have got nothing better to do than assume the car was going over 20 MPH, correct grammar and punctuation. Tony W

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