UPDATE: Elderly man seriously injured after colliding with car outside hospital

Very slow traffic has been reported following the accident
Very slow traffic has been reported following the accident

An elderly man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after colliding with a car outside Crawley Hospital, said police.

The man, believed to be in his 70s and from Horsham, was on foot when the collision involving a blue Honda Jazz happened, added police.

Emergency services were called to the collision in Town Barn Road, outside the hospital, just before 2.30pm today (July 11).

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with an elderly man outside Crawley Hospital.

“He was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill with serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Olson.”

West Green Drive has been reopened following the accident.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.