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11-year-old girl seriously injured after traffic incident outside K2 Crawley

The air ambulance attended the scene taking the girl to St George’s in Tooting.

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Two people are in serious condition after an incident outside K2 Crawley this afternoon.

The incident occurred at 1.25pm.

Sussex Police said:

“At 1.25pm on Wednesday (20 February) emergency services went to the A23 on Pease Pottage Hill outside the K2 Leisure Centre at Crawley after three cars were reported to have collided.

A woman driving one of the cars was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for a head injury, and an 11-year-old girl who was a passenger in the same car was taken by air ambulance to St Georges Hospital in South London.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police online at
https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or by calling 101, quoting serial 540 of 20/02. “

A Fiat Punto and Chrysler Voyager seem to have been involved with both sustaining serious damage.

One wheel of the Punto is lying on the other side of a safety barrier.

A spokesperson for SECAMB said:

“We can confirm ambulance crews have attended the scene, the A23, close to K2 Leisure Centre, following reports of a serious RTC. The air ambulance service joined us at the scene. Two patients have been taken to hospital. One patient has been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital by road and one patient has been airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Both have suffered potentially serious injuries.

One patient has been taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital by road and one patient has been airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting. Both have suffered potentially serious injuries.”

Crawley Police tweeted from the scene:

Traffic around the area was at a gridlock with police diverting traffic.

People are asked to avoid the area.

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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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