Shoreham man seriously injured in A272 crash near Petworth

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a two vehicle crash on the A272 between Petworth and Wisborough Green yesterday afternoon (Thursday, February 18).

The injured driver, a 36-year-old man from Shoreham-by-Sea, was flown to St George’s Hospital, Tooting, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

The accident happened around 2.50pm when a DAF tipper truck and a Ford Transit van travelling in opposite directions, were in collision near Foxhill.

A police spokesman said: “The lorry driver, a 60-year-old man from Midhurst, was unhurt.

“He was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been bailed until April 18 while enquiries continue.”

The A272 was closed between its junctions with Kingspit Lane and Crimbourne Lane for nine hours while emergency services were at the scene.

Sergeant Neil Cox, of the Arundel road policing unit, said: “Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened. They should email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 846 of 18/02.”

He added: “I’d also like to thank motorists whose journeys were delayed or disrupted by the road closure for their patience and understanding.”

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