Police at the scene of the crash at Isfield on Thursday afternoon. (Picture: Dan Jessup)

Volkswagen driver could be key witness to crash at Rose Hill near Uckfield

Update on Thursday, July 27: Police are seeking the driver of a white Volkswagen Polo who may have key information about a serious injury collision on the A26 Lewes to Uckfield road at Rose Hill, near Isfield.

They say the crash, on Thursday, July 13, at 4.20pm involved a red Fiat 500, a white Mitsubishi Fuso lorry and a white Citroen C3. It blocked the road for several hours.

They believe the VW was following the red Fiat southbound but was not involved in the collision.

The driver and passenger in the Fiat, a man and a woman from Tunbridge Wells and both aged 59, sustained serious injuries and remain in hospital.

PC Ian Foxton, of the serious collision investigation unit, said: “I’d be most grateful if the VW driver would get in touch, and also anyone else who may have seen what happened but who has not yet spoken to police.”

They are asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, report details online, or phone 101, quoting Operation Drew.

From our report on Friday, July 14: A woman sustained serious, possibly life-changing, injuries after her car and two other vehicles were in collision on the A26 Lewes to Uckfield road at Rose Hill, near Isfield, yesterday afternoon.

Police said the crash led to the A26 being closed either side of the scene for more than six hours and the woman, 59, from Tunbridge Wells, was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance.

The woman, together with a man, also 59, as front seat passenger had been travelling south when her red Fiat 500 car collided with a northbound Mitsubishi Fujo 7.5 tonne lorry and a white Citroen DS3 behind it.


The aftermath of a crash on the A25 at Rose Hill, Isfield, on Thursday afternoon. (Picture: Dan Jessup)

The lorry driver, a 43-year-old man from Crawley was unhurt, but the Fiat passenger and the Citroen driver, a 27-year-old woman from Uckfield, were both taken to hospital by land ambulance with serious injuries.

Sergeant Huw Watts, of the Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said: “We’d like to thank drivers for their patience and understanding while emergency services were busy dealing with this incident.”

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other relevant information, and who has not yet spoken to police, is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting operation Drew.

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