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15-year-old girl taken to hospital after collision at pedestrian crossing on Balcombe Road, Crawley

Witnesses are being sought to an incident in Balcombe Road, Crawley, in which a 15-year-old girl on foot and a gold-coloured Vokswagen estate car were in collision at 4.15pm on Tuesday (17 September).

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The collision occurred at a pedestrian crossing near the Coaching Halt public house and after initially stopping, the car involved was driven away prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

The girl was taken by ambulance to the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, where she was treated for minor injuries.

Police wish to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incident. They are asked to contact officers online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 1024 of 17/09.

A 48-year-old Handcross man later attended Crawley police station and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

He has since been released under investigation.

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EXCLUSIVE: Henry Smith MP thanks Crawley for his re-election

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Speaking exclusively to Crawley News 24, newly re-elected MP Henry Smith has thanked residents of the town for their votes.

Henry also took a moment to answer some questions about the next steps.

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