Drivers urged to avoid part of A23 due to two incidents

Drivers were earlier urged to avoid part of the A23 following two separate incidents.

Sunday, 1st August 2021, 1:30 pm

Sussex Police said the emergency services were dealing with a van fire and car that had left the road – and the driver was trapped.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service confirmed crews from Burgess Hill and Henfield attended the van fire – northbound on the A23 between Muddleswood and Hickstead, at 10.18am.

It added that a car left the road and went into a hedgerow, between Pyecombe and Muddleswood, northbound.

“One person was trapped, but the casualty self-extricated under South East Coast Ambulance Service’s supervision,” said a spokesman.

“Two fire engines from Brighton attended at 10.39am.”

A car has left the road on the A23