Six-car collision causes major traffic trouble on bank holiday

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

A SIX-CAR collision led to a man being seriously injured and another being arrested for careless driving.

The pile-up happened on Lottbridge Drove just before midday on Easter Monday (April 25) and caused major traffic disruption.

A Honda Accord, a Skoda Fabia, two Renault Clios, a Ford Mondeo and a Skoda Octavia were all travelling south along the dual-carriageway, past the Golfing Park, when they crashed.

A 63-year-old man, from Caterham in Surrey, was driving the Fabia and taken to Eastbourne DGH by ambulance and his condition was later described as serious. However, the Gazette understands he had an existing health condition which was exacerbated by the crash.

The driver of the Honda Accord, a 31-year old man from Greenford in Middlesex, who was unhurt, was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and was bailed until June 18 while police continue their enquiries.

The two Clio drivers, a 48-year old woman and a 64-year old man, both from Eastbourne, were unhurt in the crash. The 45-year old driver of the Mondeo, from Borrowash in Derbyshire, sustained slight whiplash injuries.

Police closed the road for some time while firefighters cut people free from their cars.

Police are appealing for witnesses and ask anyone who saw the crash to call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting Operation Galley.