UPDATE: Man remains in hospital following Cowfold crash

Car and van crash on the A272 in Cowfold. SUS-160212-183431001
Car and van crash on the A272 in Cowfold. SUS-160212-183431001

A man remains in hospital after a crash on the A272 in Cowfold last week, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the collision on Station Road, close to the junction with Thornden, at about 1.20pm on Friday (December 2).

Car and van crash on the A272 in Cowfold. SUS-160212-183204001

Car and van crash on the A272 in Cowfold. SUS-160212-183204001

Police said the crash involved a silver Vauxhall Vivaro travelling east and a red Renault Megane heading in the opposite direction.

A 50-year-old man, from Harwich, in Essex, and a 41-year-old man, from Stevenage, in Hertfordshire, were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the injuries were not life-threatening and the man from Essex has since been discharged.

The road was closed for several hours and caused traffic chaos in the area throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

PC Ian Ravenhill from the Roads Policing Unit said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who saw what happened immediately before or just after the collision.

“The road was closed for nearly five hours and I appreciate this will have caused significant disruption for some motorists. If you were caught up in any jams then I would like to thank you for your patience.”

Witnesses can email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Cleveland.

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