Seven hurt in major crash

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SEVEN people were seriously hurt in a three-car crash near Chichester.

The accident last night has been described by a volunteer doctor as one of the worst crashes he has seen in some time.

Dr Neil Iosson was called to a bend on the B2178 Old Broyle Road near Chichester after a Subaru Impreza collided with an Audi, causing one of the engines to catch fire.

Dr Iosson, who volunteers with charity the South East Coast Immediate Medical Care Scheme, six ambulances, police and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene following the crash at about 10.20pm yesterday <Sunday>.

Two men who were travelling in the Subaru were last night described as being in a critical condition after suffering head and chest injuries. They were treated at the scene before being taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

Three other people travelling in the vehicle were seriously injured. Two women were also hurt.

All seven people are believed to be in their 20s or 30s.

Some were taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester and others to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment.

Dr Iosson said: ‘This was one of the worst crashes I have attended in some time. Several people were extremely seriously injured in this collision and it is thanks to the immense teamwork by all the emergency services that we were able to get them all treated and transported to hospital rapidly. ‘