Major road shut following serious accident

Major road shut following serious accident

Major road shut following serious accident

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Two men suffered serious injuries after a horror crash at the beginning of the morning rush hour.

The two men were travelling in this black car when it left the A27 this morning, rolled over before coming to rest as a crumpled wreck in woodland.

The car’s driver, a man in his 20s, amazingly was able to get out of the car following the horror crash on the east side of the Drusillas roundabout on the A27 at Alfriston at 6.35am today.

His passenger, believed to be a man from Bexhill, was airlifted to a London hospital suffering from serious injuries.

East Sussex firefighters, Sussex Police officers and South East Coast Ambulance service paramedics attended the crash site and the busy road was closed between the Polegate crossroads and the Drusillas roundabout until 10am to allow the air ambulance to land, recovery of the vehicle and initial crash investigations to take place.

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said: “We sent three ambulances and three cars to the scene and also assigned the air ambulance to the incident.

“Two patients were assessed and treated for their injuries before being taken to hospital.

“One patient was airlifted to St Georges Hospital in London with serious injuries and the second patient was treated and then taken as a priority to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

“He was aged in his 20s and was placed in a neck collar and on a longboard for potential injuries.”

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Op Kingscross.

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11:21am Fri 30 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway? getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 28

12:16pm Fri 30 May 14

platelet says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
Now that might be quite a large job to do.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]Now that might be quite a large job to do. platelet
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Fri 30 May 14

platelet says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
But removing travellers from OUR Brighton parks should be slightly easier ?
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]But removing travellers from OUR Brighton parks should be slightly easier ? platelet
  • Score: 9

12:19pm Fri 30 May 14

platelet says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
But removing travellers from OUR Brighton parks should be slightly easier ?
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]But removing travellers from OUR Brighton parks should be slightly easier ? platelet
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Fri 30 May 14

Withdean-er says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
I Know, we now want it as safe as the Southwick tunnel stretch.

A dual carriageway would have prevented this single vehicle accident between this car and an invisible other car.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]I Know, we now want it as safe as the Southwick tunnel stretch. A dual carriageway would have prevented this single vehicle accident between this car and an invisible other car. Withdean-er
  • Score: 17

3:06pm Fri 30 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Woman driver?
Woman driver? FatherTed11
  • Score: -29

3:59pm Fri 30 May 14

Mr chock says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
i do know the road but i do not think this will remove the issues at that part of the road .. this road layout is a busy junction and maybe speed is a factor it was early in the morning no one else about much..... i suspect speeding yes ??
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]i do know the road but i do not think this will remove the issues at that part of the road .. this road layout is a busy junction and maybe speed is a factor it was early in the morning no one else about much..... i suspect speeding yes ?? Mr chock
  • Score: 6

4:36pm Fri 30 May 14

Balmy zephyrs says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
Ask the Lewes MP ... He is to blame !
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]Ask the Lewes MP ... He is to blame ! Balmy zephyrs
  • Score: 17

5:24pm Fri 30 May 14

Zeta Function says...

I drove a jeep across Africa and not once did I have an accident.
I drove a jeep across Africa and not once did I have an accident. Zeta Function
  • Score: -11

5:51pm Fri 30 May 14

her professional says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
Could you and the fourteen thumbs ups please explain what difference that would have made? If anything, on a dual carriageway the car may have been going even faster and the consequences more serious.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]Could you and the fourteen thumbs ups please explain what difference that would have made? If anything, on a dual carriageway the car may have been going even faster and the consequences more serious. her professional
  • Score: 4

6:23pm Fri 30 May 14

lindaf says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Woman driver?
Can you not read father ted? Idiot...
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Woman driver?[/p][/quote]Can you not read father ted? Idiot... lindaf
  • Score: 6

6:25pm Fri 30 May 14

lindaf says...

Is it really necessary to have a photo of the car? Think about the friends/relatives ....
Is it really necessary to have a photo of the car? Think about the friends/relatives .... lindaf
  • Score: -27

6:41pm Fri 30 May 14

somerandombloke says...

Boy racer, wonder how he feels tonight with his mate in a serious condition in hospital.
Boy racer, wonder how he feels tonight with his mate in a serious condition in hospital. somerandombloke
  • Score: 11

7:07pm Fri 30 May 14

Quiterie says...

her professional wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
Could you and the fourteen thumbs ups please explain what difference that would have made? If anything, on a dual carriageway the car may have been going even faster and the consequences more serious.
Of course!

According to the Highways Agency National Accident Data (Accidents and Casualties by Location and Road Type)..... "Comparing dual and single carriageways, single carriageway accidents tend to be more severe; 16.0% of casualties on single carriageways were killed or seriously injured compared with 12.1% on dual carriageways."

Glad to be of assistance petal.
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]Could you and the fourteen thumbs ups please explain what difference that would have made? If anything, on a dual carriageway the car may have been going even faster and the consequences more serious.[/p][/quote]Of course! According to the Highways Agency National Accident Data (Accidents and Casualties by Location and Road Type)..... "Comparing dual and single carriageways, single carriageway accidents tend to be more severe; 16.0% of casualties on single carriageways were killed or seriously injured compared with 12.1% on dual carriageways." Glad to be of assistance petal. Quiterie
  • Score: 14

7:42pm Fri 30 May 14

Mr chock says...

lindaf wrote:
FatherTed11 wrote:
Woman driver?
Can you not read father ted? Idiot...
the artical at first was very breif .. this comment in there before the additional info was put in to the webpage.. F Ted did have a point the article did not make it clear Male or female now we see its to males
[quote][p][bold]lindaf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Woman driver?[/p][/quote]Can you not read father ted? Idiot...[/p][/quote]the artical at first was very breif .. this comment in there before the additional info was put in to the webpage.. F Ted did have a point the article did not make it clear Male or female now we see its to males Mr chock
  • Score: -4

8:19pm Fri 30 May 14

worthingite says...

Still top story???
Still top story??? worthingite
  • Score: -1

8:50pm Fri 30 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Mr chock wrote:
lindaf wrote:
FatherTed11 wrote:
Woman driver?
Can you not read father ted? Idiot...
the artical at first was very breif .. this comment in there before the additional info was put in to the webpage.. F Ted did have a point the article did not make it clear Male or female now we see its to males
Thankyou. Now that the Argus have got their facts together several hours later, I see my question has been answered.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lindaf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Woman driver?[/p][/quote]Can you not read father ted? Idiot...[/p][/quote]the artical at first was very breif .. this comment in there before the additional info was put in to the webpage.. F Ted did have a point the article did not make it clear Male or female now we see its to males[/p][/quote]Thankyou. Now that the Argus have got their facts together several hours later, I see my question has been answered. FatherTed11
  • Score: 0

9:42am Sat 31 May 14

nothappy1988 says...

ALL YOU YOU NEED TOO THINK ABOUT US THEIR FRIENDA AND FAMILY ALSO YOUNG CHILDREN . NO SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR . MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! SO BEFOREYOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS AND POST NASTU COMMENTS "BOY RACER " ETC THANK GOD IT WERENT YOU. THEY WERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK WHIXH THEY WORK VERY HARD AT TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES . TO ALL THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT I DO HIPE ONE DAY YOU WONT HAVE TO EXPWRIENCE WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE AND THEIR FAMILES WONT FEAR YOUR LIVES ...
ALL YOU YOU NEED TOO THINK ABOUT US THEIR FRIENDA AND FAMILY ALSO YOUNG CHILDREN . NO SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR . MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! SO BEFOREYOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS AND POST NASTU COMMENTS "BOY RACER " ETC THANK GOD IT WERENT YOU. THEY WERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK WHIXH THEY WORK VERY HARD AT TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES . TO ALL THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT I DO HIPE ONE DAY YOU WONT HAVE TO EXPWRIENCE WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE AND THEIR FAMILES WONT FEAR YOUR LIVES ... nothappy1988
  • Score: -1

9:45am Sat 31 May 14

nothappy1988 says...

nothappy1988 wrote:
ALL YOU YOU NEED TOO THINK ABOUT US THEIR FRIENDA AND FAMILY ALSO YOUNG CHILDREN . NO SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR . MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! SO BEFOREYOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS AND POST NASTU COMMENTS "BOY RACER " ETC THANK GOD IT WERENT YOU. THEY WERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK WHIXH THEY WORK VERY HARD AT TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES . TO ALL THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT I DO HIPE ONE DAY YOU WONT HAVE TO EXPWRIENCE WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE AND THEIR FAMILES WONT FEAR YOUR LIVES ...
Excuse spelling mistakes very angry when typing that comment and very quickly didn't brief before posting
[quote][p][bold]nothappy1988[/bold] wrote: ALL YOU YOU NEED TOO THINK ABOUT US THEIR FRIENDA AND FAMILY ALSO YOUNG CHILDREN . NO SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR . MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! SO BEFOREYOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS AND POST NASTU COMMENTS "BOY RACER " ETC THANK GOD IT WERENT YOU. THEY WERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK WHIXH THEY WORK VERY HARD AT TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES . TO ALL THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT I DO HIPE ONE DAY YOU WONT HAVE TO EXPWRIENCE WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE AND THEIR FAMILES WONT FEAR YOUR LIVES ...[/p][/quote]Excuse spelling mistakes very angry when typing that comment and very quickly didn't brief before posting nothappy1988
  • Score: -3

1:20pm Sat 31 May 14

John Steed says...

I have driven this road regualy since 1969, in lorries, artics, cars, vans and motorcycles. it should as part of the folkestone to honiton trunk road be a minimum of a dual carriage all the way but generations of transport ministers, councillors and land owners have twarted it, no different to the arundel bypass. A dual carriage way ceasing at holmbush and restarting the other side of arundel. The other weekend I drove from eastbourne to worthing comfortably in 30 minutes on vertually traffic free roads and it was quite a pleasant drive, the problems come in peak periods where everybody is in a rush to an early grave, however if nothappy1988 is genuine and speed was apparently not involved, then some amazingly crap driving was.
I have driven this road regualy since 1969, in lorries, artics, cars, vans and motorcycles. it should as part of the folkestone to honiton trunk road be a minimum of a dual carriage all the way but generations of transport ministers, councillors and land owners have twarted it, no different to the arundel bypass. A dual carriage way ceasing at holmbush and restarting the other side of arundel. The other weekend I drove from eastbourne to worthing comfortably in 30 minutes on vertually traffic free roads and it was quite a pleasant drive, the problems come in peak periods where everybody is in a rush to an early grave, however if nothappy1988 is genuine and speed was apparently not involved, then some amazingly crap driving was. John Steed
  • Score: 4

3:25pm Sat 31 May 14

Gribbet says...

Mr chock wrote:
lindaf wrote:
FatherTed11 wrote:
Woman driver?
Can you not read father ted? Idiot...
the artical at first was very breif .. this comment in there before the additional info was put in to the webpage.. F Ted did have a point the article did not make it clear Male or female now we see its to males
Aaaaaaand you both look pretty stupid right now regardless.
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lindaf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Woman driver?[/p][/quote]Can you not read father ted? Idiot...[/p][/quote]the artical at first was very breif .. this comment in there before the additional info was put in to the webpage.. F Ted did have a point the article did not make it clear Male or female now we see its to males[/p][/quote]Aaaaaaand you both look pretty stupid right now regardless. Gribbet
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Sat 31 May 14

nothappy1988 says...

Iam right thank you very much. Read other newspaper articles that advise the whole thing they swerved a car who tried to undercut them ! Iam one of their family members you both are awful people. Now stop and think of us their family and friends and their young children
Very small minded people you really are
Iam right thank you very much. Read other newspaper articles that advise the whole thing they swerved a car who tried to undercut them ! Iam one of their family members you both are awful people. Now stop and think of us their family and friends and their young children Very small minded people you really are nothappy1988
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Sat 31 May 14

monkeymoo? says...

somerandombloke wrote:
Boy racer, wonder how he feels tonight with his mate in a serious condition in hospital.
somerandomtw4t
[quote][p][bold]somerandombloke[/bold] wrote: Boy racer, wonder how he feels tonight with his mate in a serious condition in hospital.[/p][/quote]somerandomtw4t monkeymoo?
  • Score: 0

10:31am Sun 1 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

The road was built so many years ago and is out or date, a dual carriage way road with proper modern traffic managment that befits the traffic flows at peak times, and the barriers that go with it would have possibly prevented the accident, almost certainly prevented the injuries and scale of damage.
The road was built so many years ago and is out or date, a dual carriage way road with proper modern traffic managment that befits the traffic flows at peak times, and the barriers that go with it would have possibly prevented the accident, almost certainly prevented the injuries and scale of damage. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: 1

11:42am Sun 1 Jun 14

Bucket feet Duffy says...

Withdean-er wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
I Know, we now want it as safe as the Southwick tunnel stretch.

A dual carriageway would have prevented this single vehicle accident between this car and an invisible other car.
The southwick Tunnel stretch of road is dangerous, due to it and the road either side of the tunnel being of poor design, a tight left hand bend going down hill on a negative camber upon entry going east to west, would be exciting as a motor racing circuit but not as a computer route.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]I Know, we now want it as safe as the Southwick tunnel stretch. A dual carriageway would have prevented this single vehicle accident between this car and an invisible other car.[/p][/quote]The southwick Tunnel stretch of road is dangerous, due to it and the road either side of the tunnel being of poor design, a tight left hand bend going down hill on a negative camber upon entry going east to west, would be exciting as a motor racing circuit but not as a computer route. Bucket feet Duffy
  • Score: -4

3:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Mr chock says...

nothappy1988 wrote:
nothappy1988 wrote:
ALL YOU YOU NEED TOO THINK ABOUT US THEIR FRIENDA AND FAMILY ALSO YOUNG CHILDREN . NO SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR . MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! SO BEFOREYOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS AND POST NASTU COMMENTS "BOY RACER " ETC THANK GOD IT WERENT YOU. THEY WERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK WHIXH THEY WORK VERY HARD AT TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES . TO ALL THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT I DO HIPE ONE DAY YOU WONT HAVE TO EXPWRIENCE WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE AND THEIR FAMILES WONT FEAR YOUR LIVES ...
Excuse spelling mistakes very angry when typing that comment and very quickly didn't brief before posting
so please can you keep us all updated the Argus just forgets this part...
MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !!
[quote][p][bold]nothappy1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothappy1988[/bold] wrote: ALL YOU YOU NEED TOO THINK ABOUT US THEIR FRIENDA AND FAMILY ALSO YOUNG CHILDREN . NO SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR . MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! SO BEFOREYOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS AND POST NASTU COMMENTS "BOY RACER " ETC THANK GOD IT WERENT YOU. THEY WERE ON THERE WAY TO WORK WHIXH THEY WORK VERY HARD AT TO PROVIDE FOR THERE FAMILIES . TO ALL THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE WHO COMMENT I DO HIPE ONE DAY YOU WONT HAVE TO EXPWRIENCE WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE AND THEIR FAMILES WONT FEAR YOUR LIVES ...[/p][/quote]Excuse spelling mistakes very angry when typing that comment and very quickly didn't brief before posting[/p][/quote]so please can you keep us all updated the Argus just forgets this part... MY FRIEND IN ST GEORGES IS IN INTENSIVE CARE AND HAS A YOUNG CHILD STILL ON THE CRITICAL LIST AND MIGHT NEVER WALK AGAIN !! Mr chock
  • Score: 1

5:14pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Sir Prised says...

platelet wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?
But removing travellers from OUR Brighton parks should be slightly easier ?
B****y hell, you're not allowed to mention travellers here. I hope you're prepared for a visit from the thought police!
[quote][p][bold]platelet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: How many more accidents and deaths before this road is made into a dual carriageway?[/p][/quote]But removing travellers from OUR Brighton parks should be slightly easier ?[/p][/quote]B****y hell, you're not allowed to mention travellers here. I hope you're prepared for a visit from the thought police! Sir Prised
  • Score: 1

12:00pm Sun 15 Jun 14

jackthekipper says...

too many people,too many cars,only way is too widen the road from polegate to lewes,and for that matter the road from worthing to portsmouth
too many people,too many cars,only way is too widen the road from polegate to lewes,and for that matter the road from worthing to portsmouth jackthekipper
  • Score: 0

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