A MAN has been arrested following a serious crash involving a prison security van.

At 10.55am on Monday police were called to a crash involving an HGV lorry and a broken down security van transporting a prisoner.

All three people inside the security van suffered injuries. 

The Argus:

The prisoner, a 29-year-old man, sustained a head injury and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The van driver, a 45-year-old man, suffered whiplash injuries. The prison escort, a 30-year-old man, suffered serious injuries. The driver of the lorry was also injured but was discharged from hospital.

A 58-year-old man from Seaford was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.

The Argus:

Detective Inspector Sue Neilson from the Serious Collision Investigations Unit said: "This was a serious crash in which several people were injured and we are working to establish the full circumstances.

"We continue to appeal to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened. If you have dash-cam footage of the collision, or of the broken down security van prior to the crash please report it to us."

Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to report online or call 101, quoting Operation Onyx.