Seaford woman breaks neck in car collision

A Seaford woman broke her neck in a serious car smash at Pyecombe on Sunday (December 15).

The 24-year-old woman, who was driving a blue Mazda 6 saloon which broke in two after colliding with a silver Jaguar X-type saloon, fractured three vertebrae and suffered multiple cuts.

Her passenger, a 34-year-old man, was knocked unconscious and suffered suspected abdominal injuries.

The Jaguar was being driven by a 55-year-old man from Shoreham-by-Sea. He suffered a broken pelvis, broken right arm, and suspected abdominal injuries. His passenger, a 39-year-old man from Hurstpierpoint, suffered abdominal injuries.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency services were at the scene. All four casualties were taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and detained for treatment.

The collision happened just before 1.30am on the A273 Clay Hill Road.

Sergeant Mark Baker, of Sussex Police, said, “We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and appealing for witnesses, either to the collision itself or to sightings of either vehicle prior to the collision.

“We would also like to thank other motorists for their patience while the road was closed.”

Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Anmore, or email: