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Man dies after A24 collision

A man has been killed following a road traffic collision on the A24 at Ashington on Monday, August 12.

A 49-year-old man was struck by a passing car and sadly died at the scene from his injuries. The man, from Henfield, was working as a traffic management worker, subtracked to West Sussex Highways, at the time of the collision and was working in the road.

The man suffered injuries to his abdomen, head, and thorax.

Emergency services were called at 2.30pm to a report of a collision between a Peugeot 307 car and a pedestrian southbound just north of the Ashington turn off.

Kent, Surrey, and Sussex air ambulance were also on the scene landing in a field adjacent to the road.

The road was closed in both directions and caused considerable traffic congestion, drivers were asked to avoid the area if possible.

The 58-year-old male driver of the car, a silver Peugeot, was shocked but unhurt.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed. Anyone who has any information or witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Copland or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

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