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Call for changes to lights after head on collision at accident hotspot in Crawley town centre

After numerous accidents at the same junction including a nasty one last night (11th March) there are now calls for changes to be made to the turning.

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It was around 21:30 last night that two cars were involved in a collision on the junction of Southgate Ave and Station Way.

Photos from the scene show that the cars appeared to have collided head on.

Details of the drivers and any passengers are unknown at this time but following the incident there are now calls from both residents and a councilor to make urgent changes to the junction.

Cllr Francis Guidera said,

“It’s time this traffic light was sorted out.

This same type of accident happens over and over, the junction is at the bottom of a hill making it much harder to emergency brake to avoid a collision and the light is, in my view, confusing to drivers not familiar with it, evidenced by the many accidents there over the years.

I call upon West Sussex Highways to take a serious look at this, urgently, and I will be writing to them to demand this happen.”

West Sussex Highways have been contacted for comment.

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‘Blood all over the road’ Stabbing in Broadfield last night only 150 yards from Primary School closes road

The cordon is not expected to be lifted till the afternoon.

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Police have cordoned off part of Seymour Road in Broadfield as they investigate a stabbing.

It occurred last night only 150 yards from a Primary School.

Officers were informed by ambulance a man had been injured in Seymour Road, Broadfield around 1.25am on Friday (May 24).

The victim, a local man in his 40s, was walking home when he was approached by another man, who had his face covered, and assaulted. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A scene guard currently remains in place.

Chief Inspector Rosie Ross said:

We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or thinks they saw the victim either before or after the incident.

“We are relying on witnesses to provide first-hand accounts of the assault which is vital to aid our investigation.

“Serious violent crime in Crawley, which is not associated with other types of criminality, is rare.

“Communities will see an increase in high visibility patrols and we are encouraging witnesses to speak to those officers with any information they have.”

One resident said:

“I live yards from this and didn’t hear a thing last night. There’s blood all over the road!”

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has information on the incident is asked to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gull.

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