UPDATE: One person in hospital after A27 collision in Southwick

One person has been taken to hospital after a two car collision which caused a lane closure on the A27 in Southwick this morning (Thursday, December 14).

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 10:10 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:25 am
The Southwick tunnel collision

The A27 at Southwick tunnel was closed westbound at the Hangleton slip road while emergency services attended the incident.

A fire service crew were called by police at 9.45am to release one casualty from a vehicle, a spokesman confirmed.

One patient was treated by the ambulance service before being taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital, a spokesman said.

The Southwick tunnel collision

Another three patients were assessed at the scene but did not require further hospital treatment.

A police spokesman confirmed the road is now cleared and the tunnel was reopened at 11.50am.

The incident caused long tailbacks
The incident caused long tailbacks