Woman dies after A27 road crash

One of the damaged cars which was involved in the crash
One of the damaged cars which was involved in the crash

AN ELDERLY lady who was one of seven people injured during a four-car pile up on the A27 has died from her injuries.

Hazel Morgan, 72, of Butts Lane, was sat in the back of a Honda Jazz saloon which was heading towards Eastbourne along the busy road near Middle Farm back on November 23.

It collided with two cars driving in the opposite direction shortly after 3.30pm on that day, leaving seven people in need of hospital treatment and another three who were helped by paramedics at the roadside.

Mrs Morgan was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but died on Sunday as a result of the injuries sustained during the crash.

The 80-year-old Eastbourne man who was driving the Honda at the time of the smash is still in Eastbourne DGH with serious chest injuries.

The 55-year-old driver of one of the other cars involved, who comes from Horsham in West Sussex, was treated at the Royal Sussex County for slight neck injuries, while a third driver, a 60-year old St Leonards man, was treated at the DGH.

A 47-year-old woman from Eastbourne was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Another passenger who was in the Honda, an 83-year-old Eastbourne woman, was treated at the DGH, and a 74-year-old male passenger from Eastbourne, also in the Honda, was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for minor injuries.

The crash led to the road being closed in both directions over a 10-mile stretch and created traffic chaos in and around Eastbourne, with cars diverted through East Dean and buses taking more than an hour to reach the one-way crossing at Seven Sisters from Eastbourne town centre.

Police are still looking into what caused the crash. A spokesman said, “Our enquiries into the crash are continuing and anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999.”

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