Man arrested after motorway crash

A man has been arrested after four people were injured in a motorway crash when a stationary car was hit by two other vehicles.

Emergency crews were called to the southbound stretch of the M23 at junction 9 near Gatwick at about 4am today following the crash involving a silver Mercedes C220 saloon car, which is believed to have been stationary, a green Honda Accord saloon and a silver Renault Megane, Sussex Police said.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service had to cut one man free from one of the vehicles and all four casualties were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The driver of the Mercedes was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.