Van driver and baby son involved in crash near Chichester

A VAN driver and his eight-month-old baby son were involved in a crash on the A259 between Chichester and Bognor Regis last Friday, Sussex Police confirmed.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 1:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 3:08 pm

Police said two women from Bognor were seriously injured after a black Volkswagen Golf and a Ford Transit van collided on the A259 Chichester Road, near Colworth, just after 1.30pm.

South East Coast Ambulance Service said casualties were taken to St Richard's Hospital following the accident last week.

A police spokesman said: ‘The car driver, a 34-year-old man from Bognor Regis, escaped with cuts and did not require hospital treatment.

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‘But two passengers in his vehicle, a 55-year-old woman and a 36-year-old woman, both from Bognor Regis, sustained more serious injuries and were taken to St Richard's Hospital.

‘The van driver, a 37-year-old man from Rustington, was also injured and was treated at the same hospital. His eight-month-old baby son, a passenger in the van, was unhurt.

‘The road was closed either side of the scene while the incident was dealt with.’

A second collision also took place around 3pm when a Mini car struck a stationary Fiat Panda car at a road block. The Mini driver, a woman aged 47 from Bognor Regis, was treated for minor injuries. The Fiat driver, a 76-year-old woman from Bognor Regis, was unhurt.

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