Two dead and four injured in horror smash near Chichester

Two car smash near Chichester leaves four in hospital

Two car smash near Chichester leaves four in hospital

by Ben James Updated on in News

Two elderly women died and four remain in hospital after a car crash last night (September 28).

Emergency services were called to the A285 at the junction of Selhurstpark Road, Upwaltham, shortly before 11pm.

Two cars are said to have collided before one burst into flames.

Two men escaped from the burning vehicle and were taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

Two elderly women – who were in the other car - died at the scene while two other passengers were taken by ambulance to Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital.

They remain in a serious condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting Ardington.

 

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8:23pm Sun 29 Sep 13 Don Pedro says…

It is of great concern that if you have an accident in Chichester, your nearest functioning A & E is in Brighton. What on earth has happened to the NHS? Cuts and more cuts I guess. Wishing the survivors a very speedy recovery.

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8:49pm Sun 29 Sep 13 Wivvy Dave says…

Don Pedro wrote…

It is of great concern that if you have an accident in Chichester, your nearest functioning A & E is in Brighton. What on earth has happened to the NHS? Cuts and more cuts I guess. Wishing the survivors a very speedy recovery.

I'm not sure that this is the case. There is nothing in the report to suggest that this is the nearest A&E. It is likely that paramedics took the casualties to the most appropriate location - had they had serious head trauma then I guess they'd have headed off to Southampton. Lets stop criticising the NHS if we don't know reasons behind actions.

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7:32am Mon 30 Sep 13 monkeymoo says…

Don Pedro wrote…

It is of great concern that if you have an accident in Chichester, your nearest functioning A & E is in Brighton. What on earth has happened to the NHS? Cuts and more cuts I guess. Wishing the survivors a very speedy recovery.

Same old thing with the British public; People wont stand up for the NHS, unless they need / use / work for them. People wont stand up for the Teachers, unless they need / use / work for them. People wont stand up for the Fire service, unless they need / use / work for them. People wont stand up for the Post Office, unless they need / use / work for them. Need i go on!? Soon there will be nothing left.... ....Then people will wish they all stood up together.

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