Motorists told to steer clear following crash on A272, near Petworth

Writing on Facebook, a spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue asked motorists to stay clear of the area as best as possible while fire crews deal with a crash on Horsham Road, near The Stonemasons Inn.

Delays have also been reported in the area on AA Route Planner, which provides real time traffic updates from all over the UK. The latest update reads: “Partially blocked and delays due to crash on A272 both ways between A283 and Blackhouse Lane.”

Photos sent to the Midhurst and Petworth[1] Observer by Coldharbour Films show an Air Ambulance also attending the scene. The Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said: “At 1.53pm we were alerted to a road traffic collision on Horsham Road, Petworth.

“Joint Fire Control mobilised fire engines from Midhurst and Surrey Fire & Rescue Service to the scene, as well as a heavy rescue tender from Chichester.

“Upon arrival crews found that the collision involved a van and heavy goods vehicle, with one person trapped inside the van.

“Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic rescue equipment to free the driver, leaving them in the care of crews from South East Coast Ambulance Service and HEMS.”

Photo: Coldharbour Films

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Photo: Coldharbour Films Photo: Coldharbour Films


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