UPDATE: Overturned van cleared from busy roundabout

The van overturned at the A238 roundabout near the Shoreham flyover. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160919-142328001
The van overturned at the A238 roundabout near the Shoreham flyover. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160919-142328001

A van that had earlier overturned at the roundabout on the A283 has been cleared, police have confirmed.

Sussex Police were called to the scene at 12.27pm on Monday (September 19) to reports that a van had overturned.

Police say the incident involved a Peugeot 306 and a Mercedes-Benz A160

Police say the incident involved a Peugeot 306 and a Mercedes-Benz A160

Police confirmed that there was no need for an ambulance and that there were no reports of any injuries.

The Highways Agency was requested to attend to assist with fluid on the road and the scene was clear as of 2.30pm, police said.

Sussex police have also confirmed that a police helicopter and a dog unit were called out to a separate incident to search the area where a car was found upside down on the A283 on Monday (September 19) morning.

The silver Daewoo was spotted on the A283 between the Shoreham flyover the old cement works at 6.24am. Police attended and found that the vehicle was cold indicating that it had been there for some time. They keys were still in the vehicle and a small amount of blood and a trainer were found at the scene, raising concerns for the welfare of whoever had been inside.

Police revealed a thorough search of the area did not reveal anyone and a check has shown that the vehicle has no current registered owner.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the time leading up to the crash or who has any information about who may have been in it at the time. Please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 192 of 19/09. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 088 555 111.

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