WITH VIDEO: Double crash just miles apart on A27 causing tailbacks

The Argus: Collision on A27 eastbound at Hollingbury closes carriageway Collision on A27 eastbound at Hollingbury closes carriageway

Two separate crashes just minutes apart closed the A27.

The incidents near the Hollingbury and the Coldean turnoff happened just miles apart shortly after 9am.

The Hollingbury crash involved three vehicles including a Nissan Micra, BMW and another unnamed car.

Nobody was seriously injured.

The crash to the east saw a single car smash into the central reservation leaving debris across the road.

The driver has been taken to Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital with a neck injury.

The road reopened at about 11am.


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9:44am Fri 3 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Wrong sort of torrential rain, I expect!
Wrong sort of torrential rain, I expect! Tailgaters Anonymous

11:25am Fri 3 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

rain more like a BMW driver involved again.
rain more like a BMW driver involved again. angrymonkey

12:01pm Fri 3 Jan 14

leedsnowfan says...

The section between the A23 and past Falmer needs to brought down to 50mph eastbound.....see lots of mental driving esp from slip roads in that area
The section between the A23 and past Falmer needs to brought down to 50mph eastbound.....see lots of mental driving esp from slip roads in that area leedsnowfan

12:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

FatherTed11 says...

Probably a cyclist involved somewhere.
Probably a cyclist involved somewhere. FatherTed11

1:13pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Brightonlad86 says...

leedsnowfan wrote:
The section between the A23 and past Falmer needs to brought down to 50mph eastbound.....see lots of mental driving esp from slip roads in that area
It doesn't need a blanket 50mph speed limit. Firstly this 'mental' driving is done by people who ignore speed limits. What I do think is required is a variable speed limit. I would also support this on all major roads. Sometimes a slower limit would be better, with flashing warning lights such as those on motorways.. This could effectively create a rolling road block and slow traffic down long before it hits stationary traffic. However, on a clear dry day, the 70mph speed limit in place is perfectly safe IMO.
[quote][p][bold]leedsnowfan[/bold] wrote: The section between the A23 and past Falmer needs to brought down to 50mph eastbound.....see lots of mental driving esp from slip roads in that area[/p][/quote]It doesn't need a blanket 50mph speed limit. Firstly this 'mental' driving is done by people who ignore speed limits. What I do think is required is a variable speed limit. I would also support this on all major roads. Sometimes a slower limit would be better, with flashing warning lights such as those on motorways.. This could effectively create a rolling road block and slow traffic down long before it hits stationary traffic. However, on a clear dry day, the 70mph speed limit in place is perfectly safe IMO. Brightonlad86

2:28pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Atticus says...

Most of the near misses I see on this stretch of road stem from vehicles joining the flow of traffic too slowly from the slip roads. People join a 70mph flow at 45-50mph, triggering a knock on effect which impedes safe and appropriate speed.

Moot point in this case, as the picture doesn't look like it's near any of the slip roads, I'm just having a moan.

Otherwise glad to hear there were no serious injuries.
Most of the near misses I see on this stretch of road stem from vehicles joining the flow of traffic too slowly from the slip roads. People join a 70mph flow at 45-50mph, triggering a knock on effect which impedes safe and appropriate speed. Moot point in this case, as the picture doesn't look like it's near any of the slip roads, I'm just having a moan. Otherwise glad to hear there were no serious injuries. Atticus

4:07pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Somewhere in this warped Universe says...

The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal Somewhere in this warped Universe

4:18pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Two wheels says...

Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do.

So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts!

He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised.

The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.
[quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal[/p][/quote]The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do. So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts! He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised. The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW. Two wheels

4:33pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Somewhere in this warped Universe says...

Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do.

So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts!

He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised.

The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.
Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw.

If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.
[quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal[/p][/quote]The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do. So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts! He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised. The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.[/p][/quote]Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw. If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK. Somewhere in this warped Universe

4:49pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Two wheels says...

Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do.

So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts!

He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised.

The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.
Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw.

If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.
So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals?

If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals?

Yes I have jumped to his defence before keyboard warriors accuse the driver of being at fault due to car type. I have heard how bad it was for the driver & the shock they are still in.

To witnesses who stopped to help & all the emergency services, thank you for looking after him on behalf of his co-workers, family & friends.
[quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal[/p][/quote]The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do. So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts! He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised. The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.[/p][/quote]Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw. If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.[/p][/quote]So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals? If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals? Yes I have jumped to his defence before keyboard warriors accuse the driver of being at fault due to car type. I have heard how bad it was for the driver & the shock they are still in. To witnesses who stopped to help & all the emergency services, thank you for looking after him on behalf of his co-workers, family & friends. Two wheels

4:53pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Somewhere in this warped Universe says...

Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do.

So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts!

He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised.

The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.
Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw.

If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.
So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals?

If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals?

Yes I have jumped to his defence before keyboard warriors accuse the driver of being at fault due to car type. I have heard how bad it was for the driver & the shock they are still in.

To witnesses who stopped to help & all the emergency services, thank you for looking after him on behalf of his co-workers, family & friends.
So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals?
Filling in the blank on The Argus report

If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals?
Yes, would have said the same thing - Red Datsun Cherry, Gold Ferrari.

As I say glad he is OK.
[quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal[/p][/quote]The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do. So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts! He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised. The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.[/p][/quote]Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw. If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.[/p][/quote]So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals? If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals? Yes I have jumped to his defence before keyboard warriors accuse the driver of being at fault due to car type. I have heard how bad it was for the driver & the shock they are still in. To witnesses who stopped to help & all the emergency services, thank you for looking after him on behalf of his co-workers, family & friends.[/p][/quote]So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals? Filling in the blank on The Argus report If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals? Yes, would have said the same thing - Red Datsun Cherry, Gold Ferrari. As I say glad he is OK. Somewhere in this warped Universe

6:20pm Fri 3 Jan 14

FatherTed11 says...

Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do.

So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts!

He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised.

The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.
Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw.

If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.
So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals?

If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals?

Yes I have jumped to his defence before keyboard warriors accuse the driver of being at fault due to car type. I have heard how bad it was for the driver & the shock they are still in.

To witnesses who stopped to help & all the emergency services, thank you for looking after him on behalf of his co-workers, family & friends.
So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals?
Filling in the blank on The Argus report

If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals?
Yes, would have said the same thing - Red Datsun Cherry, Gold Ferrari.

As I say glad he is OK.
Nice try, keep digging.
[quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal[/p][/quote]The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do. So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts! He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised. The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.[/p][/quote]Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw. If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.[/p][/quote]So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals? If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals? Yes I have jumped to his defence before keyboard warriors accuse the driver of being at fault due to car type. I have heard how bad it was for the driver & the shock they are still in. To witnesses who stopped to help & all the emergency services, thank you for looking after him on behalf of his co-workers, family & friends.[/p][/quote]So why did it matter what his car type was or that he had race decals? Filling in the blank on The Argus report If he had been driving his other car would you have mentioned it? I doubt it, what was the significance in mentioning the type of car or decals? Yes, would have said the same thing - Red Datsun Cherry, Gold Ferrari. As I say glad he is OK.[/p][/quote]Nice try, keep digging. FatherTed11

7:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
Two wheels wrote:
Somewhere in this warped Universe wrote:
The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal
The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do.

So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts!

He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised.

The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.
Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw.

If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.
p3nis envy
[quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Two wheels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Somewhere in this warped Universe[/bold] wrote: The unnamed car was a Subaru with race decal[/p][/quote]The Subaru driver is a member of my team, was not speeding. The car suffered some kind of mechanical failure, nothing the driver could do. So before judging what happened just because of the car "Somewhere" find out the facts! He is thankfully ok just shocked & bruised. The second crash happened because the driver hit the other cars inc the BMW.[/p][/quote]Never jumped to any conclusion Two Wheels, just stated what the car was as I saw it when I drove past. The police were attentive to your friend, checking his neck as they held his jaw. If I had stated that he must have...then I would have been jumping to conclusions, so before you jump down anyones throat...think a little...gald he is OK.[/p][/quote]p3nis envy All 9 of me

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