Police seek witnesses to fatal head on collision

The road was closed while investigations were carried out
The road was closed while investigations were carried out

Police are appealing for witnesses to a head on collision that has led to the death of a man.

A Ford Fiesta travelling south collided with a Volkswagen Golf travelling west at 2.15pm on Friday, September 16 on the A272 Petworth Road, Billingshurst, according to police.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said the incident occurred at the junction with the B2133 Newpound Lane.

The passenger in the Ford Fiesta, a 74-year-old man from Worthing, suffered serious chest injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he sadly died on Sunday, September 18.

The driver, a 50-year-old woman from Worthing, suffered severe bruising and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Another passenger, a 74-year-old woman from Worthing, suffered serious injuries and remains at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

According to police, the driver of the VW Golf, a 36-year-old man from Falmouth, suffered whiplash. His passengers, a 35-year-old woman and a one-year-old girl also from Falmouth, suffered seat belt injuries and were taken to Worthing Hospital to be checked over.

The road was closed while investigations were carried out.

Members of the public who saw the collision are asked to contact police by emailing collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting Operation Riverhill.

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