UPDATE: Police appeal for witnesses after fatal A29 Shripney Road crash

The scene of the accident on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis PICTURES BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-151204-152608001
The scene of the accident on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis PICTURES BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-151204-152608001

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis, which left one man dead and a 17-year-old girl fighting for her life.

Police confirmed a 22-year-old man from Bognor Regis died at the scene of the crash on the Shripney Road on Sunday (April 12), while his front seat passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Ford, is in a ‘critical’ condition in Southampton General Hospital, having sustained serious head injuries.

The scene of the accident on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis PICTURES BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-151204-152618001

The scene of the accident on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis PICTURES BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-151204-152618001

The pair were travelling in a Peugeot 106, which left the road and hit a tree around 6.50am. A pink Kia Picanto was also involved in the incident though the occupants were not injured.

The road remained closed throughout the day.

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision or who witnessed either of the vehicles being driven just prior to the collision, to phone 101 or to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting operation Bingley.

Fire crews, an air ambulance and police were at the scene of the crash.

The scene of the accident on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis PICTURES BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-151204-152638001

The scene of the accident on the A29, Shripney Road at Bognor Regis PICTURES BY EDDIE MITCHELL SUS-151204-152638001

A police spokesman said: “At approximately 6.50am on Sunday April 12, an RTC occurred on the A29, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis near to the junction with Shripney Lane.

“A silver Peugeot 106 and a pink Kia Picanto were involved.

“Both vehicles were travelling north bound at the time of the collision.

“The Peugeot subsequently left the road and struck a tree. The driver of the Peugeot, a 22-year-old male from Bognor Regis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A 17-year-old female front seat passenger from Ford was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injured and is in a critical condition.

“The occupants of the Kia are uninjured.”