Further details have been released about a serious road traffic collision on the A281 Guildford Road at Bucks Green, near Horsham, which is expected to be closed to traffic until at least 5pm today. (Monday, December 15).
The incident happened between Hillhouse Lane and Cooks Hill and in addition to local road closures motorists using the A29 and A281 are being advised to avoid the area.
Initially reported as a vehicle colliding with a pedestrian, it was in fact a head-on crash between a white Vauxhall Vivaro van and a white Mini Cooper car.
Sadly, a 67-year-old woman driving the Mini was confirmed dead at the scene.
The woman’s front seat passenger, a 75-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was flown to St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance. He has been detained for treatment.
A 17-year-old youth driving the van suffered minor injuries. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. All those involved in the crash were from Surrey.
Sergeant Rob Baldwin, from the Road Traffic Policing Unit at Arundel, said: “We need to speak to anyone who saw the collision or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before it occurred.”
Anyone able to help is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 101, quoting Operation Brittas.