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A23 Hickstead collision: Further witness appeal

News   •   Aug 21, 2019 15:23 BST

Did you see a car hit the rear of a parked lorry on the A23 at Hickstead on Sunday night (18 August)?

A Renault Scenic was travelling south when the collision occurred as the HGV was parked in a layby at 8.40pm. The front seat passenger, an 18-year-old man, suffered life threatening injujries and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

PC Ian Foxton said: "We would like to hear from anyone who saw the bronze coloured Renault Scenic car travelling south on the A23 before the collision or who witnessed the collision itself. Also we would like to hear from anyone who has dash cam footage of the vehicle and the incident."

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man from London, suffered minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has been released on bail until 12 September. The lorry driver was unhurt.

If you can help with the investigation report online or ring 101 quoting Operation Beaufort.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55263/2019