A CAR and a van crashed on the A259 on Brighton seafront, leaving one person injured.

The road was closed for two hours near Brighton Marina but has now re-opened.

Witnesses reported that a van overturned.

A Sussex Police spokesman said the injuries were minor.

The accident caused heavy traffic to build up on Eastern Road which runs parallel to the A259.

A witness driving in the area said: "I saw what looked like a taxi cab which had been involved in a crash and was blocking the road."

The Argus:

A traffic update from the AA said: "Road closed and very slow traffic due to accident.

"Car and van involved on A259 Marine Parade both ways from Eaton Place to B2137 Arundel Road."

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