Sussex

Three injured in A27 crash between lorry and car

A27 crash
Image caption Police believe the people carrier was being driven with its hazards lights flashing before the crash

Three people have been injured in a crash between a lorry and a car near the Southwick Tunnel in West Sussex.

The lorry hit a people carrier on the A27 between Hangleton and Holmbush, turning over and going through the central reservation.

The car was moving slowly and possibly had its hazard lights on, police said.

The driver suffered injuries to his leg and chest, while his 79-year-old male passenger had serious head injuries. The lorry driver had minor injuries.

The A27 Shoreham bypass was closed in both directions between the A293 Hangleton Link and the A270 Upper Shoreham Road for several hours after the crash, which happened shortly after 13:00 BST on Thursday.

The 44-year-old lorry driver, from Doncaster, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving after he was released from hospital.

He has been released on bail, pending further inquiries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

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