Road closed after collision at Sovereign Harbour

The accident on Pevensey Bay Road
The accident on Pevensey Bay Road

Emergency services were called to a collision at Sovereign Harbour this morning (Tuesday, March 7).

Crews rushed to the scene following reports of a two-vehicle collision on the A259 Pevensey Bay Road near the Asda store, at around 8.30am.

According to East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, two fire engines were sent to the incident and one casualty was cut free from the wreckage, using hydraulic cutting equipment. The casualty has been left in the care of the paramedics.

A spokesperson from Sussex Police said one of the cars, which had rolled onto its roof, had two people inside who were able to get out.

The spokesperson said, “A blue Fiat Punto and a red Ford Fiesta were in collision, with the latter overturning in the impact. Its driver, an 18-year-old man, and passenger, a 19-year-old woman, both from Eastbourne, were able to get out.

“Both were taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

“The Fiat driver, a 30-year-old woman from Eastbourne, also sustained slight injuries, for which she was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.”

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesperson said three patients were looked after by paramedics and the 30-year-old woman was taken to hospital in Brighton as she was reportedly suffering neck pain.

The spokesperson said the woman was conscious on route but taken as a priority as she had suffered potentially serious injuries.

The road reopened at around 10.20am, having been blocked on the westbound side for approximately two hours.