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Six-year-old rushed to hospital after multi-car crash in Pound Hill, Crawley

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A six-year-old child has been rushed to hospital after two cars were involved in a serious crash on Grattons Drive in Pound Hill.

The child was on a pedal cycle just before he was in a collision with the Volkswagon.

The incident occured just before 3:30pm.

Police have erected a cordon around two cars that are badly damaged. One a Volkswagon Golf and the other a Suzuki SX4.

The Golf is headfirst in a bush while the Suzuki has significant damage to its front at the entrance to Farmleigh Close.

An ambulance has taken the injured child to East Surrey Hospital along with the driver and passenger of the Golf.

Several residents spoke about how they rushed from their houses to stop traffic and assist the police.

The road has been closed off while police investigate the scene.

Police later reported the boy escaped with no serious injury. Full update here.

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WARNING: From Monday 18th Nov Tushmore Roundabout Roadworks begin for 7 WEEKS!

The work is being carried out by Southern Gas Networks.

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If you drive around Tushmore Roudabout then you need to be prepared to either give youself plenty of extra time OR to avoid the areas completely for the next 7 weeks.

SGN is replacing the old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones to ensure a reliable supply.

The works were agreed with West Sussex County Council and will commence on Monday 18th Nov and last approximately 7 weeks.

The work is being done in three phases with the first phase involving reducing the roundabout down to one lane with all approaching roads also reduced to a single lane.

SGN has listed below the full information for each phase:

Phase one:

We’ll begin working at Tushmore Gyratory roundabout on Monday 18 November. For safety, we’ll need to reduce the roundabout to one lane, with all roads approaching the roundabout also reduced to one lane.

Phase two:

Our engineers will then begin upgrading our pipe in the A23 Crawley Avenue at its junction with the Tushmore Gyratory roundabout. We’ll increase the roundabout and approaching roads from one lane to two lanes. However, the eastbound carriageway of the A23 Crawley Avenue will need to remain reduced to one lane.

Phase three:

We’ll then progress to carry out network upgrades near to Ifield Roundabout. For everyone’s safety, the eastbound carriageway will be reduced to one lane on its approach to Ifield Roundabout from Ifield Community College and between Ifield Roundabout and Tushmore Gyratory roundabout, too. The existing traffic lights and pedestrian crossings will remain in place during our project. The bus lane which runs north/south along the A23/A2219 London Road at Tushmore roundabout will be unaffected by this work.

You can read the full details in the leaflet SGN has produced by clicking here.

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