Ice on West Sussex roads causes several collisions

Icy conditions have caused several collisions on West Sussex roads this morning (Tuesday January 14).

Tuesday, 14th January 2014, 9:44 am
JPCT 140114 RTC involving 3 vehicles on B2133 1 mile east of Adversane. Photo by Derek Martin

Sussex Police say an early morning drop in temperatures created treacherous icy conditions on many roads.

Emergency services were called to the B2133 east of Adversane after a collision involving three vehicles (pictured above).

There are no reports of serious injury at this stage.

Black ice was present on the road.

At 8am a female driver was left with chest and abdominal pains and a man driving another vehicle suffered shock after they collided on Dunsfold Road, to the west of Plaistow.

At 8.36am a woman and her son suffered minor leg injuries after their car skidded on black ice outside Conies Farm on Maplehurst Road north of its junction with the A272 Cowfold Road and went into a hedge.

They were out of the car when a second vehicle collided with it, again having skidded on ice.

A car skidded into a ditch after encountering ice near Maple Farm, Marches Road, between the A29 Bognor Road and Kingsfold at 8.52am. The female driver was unhurt.

Two cars left the road and collided with hedges at Barnsfold Farm, Loxwood, near Billingshurst, at around 9.15am but no injuries were reported.

Police have warned motorists to beware of sudden changes in temperature which can lead to ice forming on road surfaces.

Drivers are advised to slow down, use controls sensitively and to leave plenty of room between themselves and other vehicles.