Pensioner in critical condition after A24 crash

A pensioner who was involved in a crash after his classic car broke down on the A24 remains in a critical condition, police have said.

Officers said a man in 70s was rushed to hospital on Friday evening after he was involved in a collision with a blue Volkswagen Golf as he tried to cross the dual carriageway near Washington.

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

Man in hospital after crash on A24 in Washington

The man had been driving his maroon Humber Snipe southbound along the road when it broke down, forcing him to pull over in the slip road close to the junction with The Hollow.

Police said he got out and tried to cross the road. He then collided with the Volkswagen in the second lane.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries. Police said he remains in a critical but stable condition and no-one else was injured.

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

The collision took place at about 7.35pm and the road was closed for more than five hours.

It was re-opened at about 12.40am on Saturday (October 6).

Anyone who saw what happened or with dash cam footage of the incident is asked to report it online or phone 101, quoting Operation Glandore.