Lady C's speed camera call after crash

Reality TV sensation Lady Colin Campbell has spoken out after escaping injury in a crash on the A27 near her home.

Friday, 13th May 2016, 10:37 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:11 am
Lady Colin Campbell after the collision. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Lady C, as she became known after appearing on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, has called for a speed camera to be installed on the A27 near her home, the historic Castle Goring.

Lady Campbell, 66, said she had sent a letter to Highways England calling for something to be done, adding she was concerned about the current speed limit.

The collision involved three cars

“We aren’t the M3, said Lady Campbell, “So why should the speed limit be 70? It is near a residential community, there is a working farm nearby and the speed limit is the same as it is on the motorway. It is crazy.”

According to Sussex Police, a blue Audi A6 – confirmed by Lady Campbell as her car – was in collision with a green Audi A3 on the A27 near Castle Goring at 4.15pm on Friday, May 6. They said the Audi A3 then crossed over to the eastbound carriageway, where it was in collision with a silver Ford Focus. Police added the driver of the Audi A3, a 24-year-old man from Angmering, and the driver of the Ford Focus, a 25-year-old woman from Brighton, both suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. Lady Campbell was unharmed.

Lady Campbell said: “The impact to my car wasn’t very great. I don’t think my life was in particular danger.”

Lady Colin was in the car with her pet dog, Tottie, and her cat, Robert, when the crash happened, and she called her son Dima to pick up her pets afterwards.

One of the damaged vehicles. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

“I phoned him to fetch my dog and cat before they got run over by someone,” she said. “You just never know in a situation like that.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police by calling 101 or by sending an email to [email protected], quoting 1033 of 06/05.

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