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UPDATE: Woman dies in A24 collision at Kingsfold

A woman has died at the scene in a serious collision which closed the A24 Horsham to Dorking road this morning (Thursday, July 4).

Emergency services were called to the scene just north of Kingsfold at 7.29am where  where a Nissan Micra and Ford Focus had collided, blocking the northbound carriageway of the busy Horsham to Dorking road.

Both drivers had to be cut from their vehicles by firefighters. A 20-year-old woman from Dorking, who was driving the Nissan, was sadly declared dead at the scene. A 49-year-old man from Horsham, driving the Focus, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with slight injuries.

The road was closed between the Great Daux and Clark’s Green roundabouts while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work took place. It was re-opened shortly before 12.30pm.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Woodfield or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

 

7 comments on “UPDATE: Woman dies in A24 collision at Kingsfold

  1. Regardless of how this accident occurred, RIP to that poor woman. Thoughts are with her family. Wishing the other person all the best and a full recovery <3

    • She was just a baby – 20 years old – heartbreaking. Love and prayers to her family x

  2. i am sorry to hear that another life has been taken on the a24,i live on the a24 and is forever hearing of acidents happen,we realy need speed cameras on this road asap,rip young lady 🙁

    • what we really need is road improvements ,as people need to get from a to b without going round country roads marked as A roads.we needed the dual carriageway 20 years ago but ,councils from surrey and sussex wont act .

  3. When I first moved here there were plans to take the A24 from Great Daux Roundabout and run it near to the railway, straight up to Capel. This would have been a completely sensible thing to have done, and would have taken the traffic away from the front doors of Kingsfold and some Warnham residents. But English Heritage quashed the plans because of possible displacement of newts, bluebells and destruction of ancient woodland. The residents of Kingsfold were extremely disappointed that once again, human life was deemed secondary in value to bluebells and half dead trees. Now in these hard times we will never see the allocation of money again that was on the table back in 2000/2001 when these plans were shelved for the last time – having first been introduced in the 1930’s! West Sussex County Council and English Heritage have a lot to answer for.

  4. This accident happened right outside the entrance to my house. I have lived in kingsfold for 31 years & just wished something was done about the speed in which people drive through our village. Our neighbouring villages regularly have speed checks but never kingsfold!! I cant help think that if people would slow down this would make a difference to the endless tragedys that happen on the A24. My heart goes out to the family of the young girl, & others envolved.

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