Police appeal for witnesses to Rudgwick fatal collision

POLICE investigating a collision which killed 79-year-old Rudgwick man Lloyd Russell, would like to speak to two nurses who stopped to help.

Officers have been unable to trace the two women who are thought to have given medical assistance at the scene of the collision on the A281 on December 6.

Sergeant Alan Spicer, of North Downs Road Policing Unit, said: “These two nurses may hold vital information which could help us to piece together how the collision occurred.

“Anyone who thinks they may be able to identify the two nurses, or has any information about the collision which may assist officers, is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Wickland.”

A lorry and a car, driven by Mr Russell, were travelling east at around midday when they were in collision with an oncoming vehicle.

Mr Russell’s wife, a passenger in his car, received serious injuries in the collision. Following treatment in London she has returned home and is making a steady recovery while being supported by family.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and bailed until January 29 pending further enquiries.