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06 January 2020 10:38

A259 A259 Lancing

THE air ambulance has been called after a pedestrian was hit by a car. The crash happened near the Lancing Beach Car Park on the A259 this morning. The air ambulance landed nearby at about 8am. A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Emergency services are attending an incident in Beach Green, Brighton Road, Lancing, following a report of a collision between a car and a pedestrian at 7.20am. "The road has been closed in both directions and drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

"There are no further details at present." An AA spokesman warned of slow traffic and delays in the surrounding area. He said: "We have received reports of the road being partially blocked and queueing traffic due to an incident on the A259 Brighton Road at the A2025 South Street. "There are severe delays of ten minutes and these delays are increasing in Brighton Road westbound in Lancing. "The average speed is five mph." Traffic is reportedly being diverted after an accident in Lancing this morning (Monday, January 6). According to traffic reports, an air ambulance is on scene at the A259 in Lancing, which is blocked east of the South Street roundabout.

Police Traffic is reportedly being diverted via South Street and Penhill Road. In a post on Twitter, SC Ryan Seibel, divisional leader for operations command at Sussex Special Constabulary, wrote: "Please avoid the A259 Lancing due to an accident. The road is closed and traffic is being diverted." Motorists are advised to expect delays. Updates to follow as we get them.