Teens die in car accident

Two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, have died after the silver Peugoet 306 they were travelling in left the road and collided with a tree in Slinfold, Horsham on Friday July 5.

Police and emergency services, including West Sussex Fire and Rescue, were called to the A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill at around 8.10pm.

The 18-year-old Peugoet driver from Slinfold died at the scene of the collision and an 19-year-old passenger was taken to St Georges Hospital, London, for emergency treatment but could not be saved and sadly died on Saturday (6 July).

Two other passengers, an 18-year-old man from Billingshurst and a 17-year-old girl from West Chiltington have been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, one with serious but non life threatening injuries and the other (the girl) with minor injuries.

Four teenage boys who were travelling behind the Peugoet in a silver Opel Astra, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Sergeant Alan Spicer from the Roads Policing Unit said: “All fatal road traffic collisions are tragic but even more so, when it involves young people just starting out in life.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please do so as a matter of urgency. We would also like to hear from any other drivers who saw the silver Peugoet or the silver Opel Astra prior to the collision. Please call 101 quoting Op Marline or emailcollision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk

The road was closed for around nine hours while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work took place and police would like to thank drivers for their patience.

2 comments on “Teens die in car accident

  1. The toll of deaths of young people does seem particularly high in this area. Anyone know the statistics? I was shocked by the aggressive driving I encountereed when I moved down here from London

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