Police are continuing to respond to a multi-vehicle collision on the A27 just east of Beddingham Roundabout, near Lewes.

Four vehicles – a Ford Transit, a delivery van and two cars – were involved in the incident, which occurred around 12.24pm on Thursday 17 June.

Two people have been taken to hospital; a man with life-changing injuries and a woman with life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The A27 will remain closed in both directions between Beddingham Roundabout and Polegate for some time, to enable investigations and recovery work to be completed. This includes debris and damage to the road surface.

The A26 remains open.

In the meantime, motorists are advised to use the diversions which are signposted. HGVs in particular are urged to follow these diversions and not seek alternative routes, as this has already caused some vehicles to become stuck in nearby country lanes.

Police are urging anyone who saw what happened – or anyone with relevant dash cam footage – to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Craven.

We’d also like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.