In a devastating incident on Friday night, emergency services were called to the A21 at Kent Street, Hastings, following reports of a single-vehicle collision. The accident involved a white Seat Leon Cupra that veered off the carriageway and crashed into a tree. The impact of the collision resulted in the death of an 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver, a 27-year-old man, sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive.
The police have informed the next of kin of the deceased and are offering them support through specialist officers. Additionally, Sussex Police have appealed to witnesses who may have seen the accident or have any relevant dashcam footage to come forward and assist with their investigation. Those with information are urged to contact the authorities at [email protected] and should quote “Operation Contour.”
As a result of the incident, the A21 remains closed in both directions between the A2100 near Battle and the A28 at Baldslow. National Highways has notified the public that Sussex Police are diligently working at the scene, conducting a comprehensive investigation into the collision.
Our thoughts go out to the families and loved ones affected by this tragic accident. It serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for caution while driving.