West Sussex drivers lucky not to be seriously hurt in three-car crash

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West Sussex drivers lucky not to be seriously hurt in three-car crash

A Citroen Saxo travelling east along the A27 between Havant and Chichester went up on the bank and rolled three times at 5pm yesterday.

“It came to rest in the nearside lane and a BMW 520D, driven by a 43-year-old man from Small Dole, near Henfield, braked to avoid it,” said a spokesman.

“A Citroen C4 Cactus, driven by a 28-year-old man from Worthing, then collided with the BMW.”

No one sustained serious injuries, including the 24-year-old old Saxo driver, from Farnborough, Hampshire, in the 5pm crash.

The only injury was a cut to the forehead sustained by the BMW driver, who was treated at St Richard’s Hospital, in Chichester.

Given the circumstances it was very fortunate that there was only one slight injury,” said Sergeant Alan Spicer, of the Sussex roads policing unit.

“One lane of the dual carriageway was closed for around three hours and I’d like to thank motorists caught up in the congestion for their patience.”

Police are asking for an Audi driver, who was in front of the Citroen Saxo, to come forward to assist the enquiry.

Sgt Spicer added: “I’d appeal to the driver of the white Audi to come forward as he or she may be able to help us in determining exactly what happened.”

That driver, or anyone with information about the incident, was asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1145 of July 9.

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