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Three taken to hospital following RTA in East Sussex

Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash on the A27 in East Sussex.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to the westbound carriageway in the Polegate area just before 8am this morning.

One car was on fire which the fire service put out. Three people were handed over to ambulance crews and taken to hospital.

TRAVEL - ROADS: EAST SUSSEX - A27 accident involving a lorry and car at Coldean

The A27 Westbound is closed at Coldean in East Sussex. There is slow traffic due to a spillage of diesel and recovery work. The accident involving a lorry and a car happened between the A270 Lewes Road and A23 London Road (Patcham).

The lorry has spilled a substantial amount of fuel and a car has spun as a result. A clean up and recovery is underway.


Lorry driver arrested after crash closes A27

A lorry driver has been arrested after crashing into a car, which then caused the A27 to close at Arundel today.

A turquoise Vauxhall Corsa, a white Ford Transit and a green DAF lorry collided at 11.40am between the Ford Road roundabout and the roundabout near Arundel station.

A 57-year-old woman from Littlehampton who was driving a car was taken to Worthing Hospital after it was originally thought she needed to be cut out of the car.

Long queues built up following the crash as emergency services worked at the scene.

A distressed puppy was also removed safely from the woman's car.

A 36-year-old man from the Netherlands who was driving the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the crash or the cars before the collision happened.

Six men arrested after being found in the back of lorry

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of entering the UK illegally after an Italian-registered lorry was stopped on the A27 near Chichester.

Police were called after the driver heard banging from inside the lorry yesterday.

The westbound carriageway was closed for around half an hour as a rolling road block was put in place, just in case any of the people attempted to run.

The men, aged between 23-29 have been arrested and remain in custody.

They will be interviewed by UK Border Agency staff later this morning.

"The hole he leaves will never be filled"

The family of a man killed in a car crash on the A27 in East Sussex has paid tribute to him.

Peter Sinden, who was 57-years-old, died during the accident at Wilmington on Monday.

His family said, "He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends and the hole he leaves will never be filled."

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened at around 6:30pm on Monday 18th November, some 400 metres east of The Street, Wilmington.

It lead to the A27 being closed between Wilmington crossroads and the A2270 Eastbourne Road, Polegate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Chervil.


Family pay tribute to crash victim

The family of Peter Sinden has issued the following tribute:

Peter Sinden, aged 57, was suddenly taken from his loved ones in a tragic accident on the A27 at Wilmington on Monday 18th November. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends and the hole he leaves will never be filled.

Peter Sinden died in an accident on the A27 on Monday Credit: Sussex Police

Peter was born in Eastbourne and employed at Lancing as a steel worker. He was a founder member of the South Downs MG Club and more recently a member of Wealden Classics. The funeral will be held on Thursday 28 November at the Eastbourne Crematorium at 4pm and will be a celebration of Peter's life.

Police appeal for witnesses to A27 accident in Sussex

Sussex Police are appealing for anyone with information about an accident involving two cars on the A27 at Sompting on Sunday 16th June 2013.

The collision happened just after 1pm. A blue Peugeot 206 and a silver Nissan Qashai collided near Lyons Farm. Neither of the drivers was injured.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is being asked to contact the police on 101 quoting serial 638 of 16/6.

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