Police appeal for lorry driver to come forward after collision in Worthing

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Emergency services at the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Police are appealing for the driver of a lorry which passed moments before a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian to come forward.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said the lorry was a a Mercedes Actros with a white cab and blue-curtained sides. The collision happened at midday yesterday in Broadwater Road, Worthing, when a Peugeot was in collision with a pedestrian crossing the road, she added.

Last night police confirmed a local man, 48, was in a serious condition at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, where he was taken by air ambulance following the incident.

Sergeant Alan Spice, of the roads policing unit, said: “We are particularly keen to trace the lorry driver who may have seen the collision. We have been given new information about the lorry he was driving from a witness. We ask that he get in touch with us.”

The lorry driver and any others who witnessed the collision are asked to report it online or call 101 quoting Operation Raynham.

Read more on this story from yesterday: Man airlifted to hospital after Broadwater Road collision | Video: Broadwater road reopened