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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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Teenager attacked by burglar with bat in Tilgate home

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of Thursday (March 21) at a property in Gresham Walk, Crawley.

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Around 12.45am a man came into the property and attacked a 19-year-old man with a bat. He was treated at hospital for head and arm injuries.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said:

“The victim has some serious, but not life threatening, injuries and remains in hospital. We are appealing to anyone who saw someone enter the property or was seen running away to contact us.”

Please contact police online quoting serial 55 of 21/03. Alternatively you can talk to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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