Womanremains in hospital following A27 collision

An Eastbourne woman seriously injured at the weekend in a crash near Drusillas remains in hospital.

The 51-year-old was driving a Ford Puma when she was in collision with a Nissan on the A27 near the zoo on Saturday (May 4).

Police and emergency services including East Sussex Fire and Rescue, attended the scene near Sherman Bridge at around 11.20am.

It is thought that the Ford Puma, which was travelling west veered across into the opposite carriageway causing it to collide head-on with the Nissan travelling east.

The driver of the Nissan and her passenger, both aged 69 and from Folkington were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The incident led to part of the A27 being closed in both directions and caused traffic delays in the areas as motorists tried to find alternative routes.

Sergeant Melanie Doyle from the Road Policing Investigation Team said, “The injured woman remains at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and is being treated for multiple fractures to her body.

“I would appeal to any other drivers who witnessed the collision to please call 101 quoting Op Belgrade.

“Sussex Police would like to thank drivers for their patience as the road was closed both ways for several hours whilst the casualties were attended to and the road cleared of debris.”