Yet another two serious crashes on local A259
THE spate of accidents which has recently bedevilled the A259 coast road through Bexhill continued unabated last weekend with two more serious collisions.
The first was just before 5pm on Friday, April 27 when a silver Ford Focus and a red Toyota Yaris collided on the A259 De La Warr Road near its junction with Brett Drive, close to the Ravenside retail and leisure park.
The Toyota, driven by a 78-year-old Bexhill woman, overturned and firefighters called to the scene used cutting equipment to free her. She was taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards, for treatment to minor injuries.
Also taken to hospital with slight injuries was the Focus driver, a 43-year-old woman from Bexhill. A four-year-old girl who was a passenger in her car was unhurt.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, which led to huge rush-hour tailbacks either side of the scene and necessitated diversions via Sidley, is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 1283 of 27/04.
Then shortly before 8.30am on Sunday, April 29 there was a crash involving two cars at the junction of the A259 Little Common Road with the B2098 Sutherland Avenue.
A 59-year-old woman from Bexhill was seriously injured when her Toyota Yaris and a BMW were in collision. She suffered broken ribs and knee injuries.
The 31-year-old female driver of the BMW, also from Bexhill, was treated for whiplash injuries to her neck.
Fire and rescue crews from Bexhill worked for 20 minutes to cut away the roof of the Toyota before carefully extricating the injured driver on a spinal board.
Both casualties were taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards, for treatment. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, based at Marden, Kent, was scrambled but then stood down after the injured motorists were transferred to hospital by road.
Witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have any relevant information, are asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 414 of 29/04.
Ironically, the location was highlighted as an accident blackspot by the Mayor of Bexhill, Cllr Stuart Wood, when giving his views on the route in an Observer story published last Friday.
Sergeant Dan Russell, of Bexhill’s neighbourhood policing team, said: “Due to the number of crashes on the A259 recently, my team will be carrying out more proactive patrols on the road, including speed checks.”
The funeral of cyclist Jimmy Cramp, who died following a collision with an articulated lorry on the A259 De La Warr Road on April 12, was due to have taken place on Tuesday morning this week at Hastings Crematorium.
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