Pedestrian left in a critical condition as major crash closes A27

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A SERIOUS accident has closed part of the A27, with emergency services warning rush-hour drivers to expect heavy delays.

Emergency services were called out to the scene at 6.05am this morning, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by on the eastbound stretch between the A2025 Manor Road, Lancing and Old Shoreham Road, Coombes, police said.

The pedestrian, a man, sustained ‘critical injuries’. The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance flew to the scene to help treat the injured male.

The incident initially closed both sections of the highway.

The westbound carriageway has now been reopened but the eastbound section of the road is expected to be closed all morning.

Motorists have been diverted via the A2025 Grinstead Lane to join the A259 Brighton Road at South Lancing, crossing the River Adur before returning to the A27 via the A283 Old Shoreham Road/Steyning Road, police added.

Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact police on 101 with details, quoting Operation Anwick.