AN ELDERLY woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a serious crash on the A259 this morning.

The road remains closed following the collision in Bishopstone, near Seaford, shortly after 7am.

Emergency teams rushed to the scene following reports of a crash involving a red Nissan Micra and a dark coloured Hyundai Getz on the A259 Buckle Bypass at the junction with Marine Parade.

Both cars were badly damaged in the collision, with their bumpers crumpled and debris left scattered across the road.

The Argus:

Police closed the highway as medical teams worked at the scene.

A woman in her 80s suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, police have now confirmed.

The road closure remains in place, with police tape stretched across the highway.

It is shut between the junction of the A259 with Marine Parade, and the junction with Beacon Road.

Traffic is currently being diverted via Beacon Road, with Sussex Police saying the closure is set to remain in place for "some time".

Brighton and Hove Buses services have had to alter their usual route as a result of the incident.

The number 12, 12A and 12X buses are diverted from Denton Corner via the A26 and the A27 in both directions.

"Passengers should use the train between Newhaven and Seaford, there is rail ticket acceptance in place," a company spokesman said.

He also said a shuttle bus service was operating between Seaford and Eastbourne.

Sergeant Kieran McDonald said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have may have witnessed the collision or seen either of the vehicles prior to the incident to come forward.

The Argus:

“We would also like to hear from any drivers with dashcam footage of the collision to get in touch with us.

"If you can help our investigation, ring 101 or email 101 quoting Operation Dollar."


Brighton and Hove Buses has reported that services have resumed their normal route and the A259 has reopened.

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