Another Crash at the Crowborough Cross

Fire crews free driver from her car after she was involved in a collision at the junction at Crowborough Cross yesterday (Sunday 25th January).

A Vauxhall Corsa, driven by a 17-year-old boy from Newick and a Nissan Micra, driven by a 69-year-old woman from Crowborough, collided at the crossroads at 7.45pm.

Crowborough firefighters released the woman driver who was trapped in her Micra.  She was cared for at the scene, before being taken to Pembury Hospital by paramedics for treatment to a head injury and suspected whiplash.

Many people ran out of the new Wetherspoon’s pub, where they were holding a pre-opening training night, to see if they could help.


Collision on 8th December 2014.

There was a similar collision at the Cross in December.  The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa has been required to undertake a Driver Improvement Scheme.  The traffic lights were re-phased recently to give longer on red.  Councillors and local people have expressed concern some driver are jumping the red lights.  The junction is to be reviewed by the Road Safety Team from East Sussex County Council.

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Sussex PoliceIf you witnessed the collision at The Cross last night and can help Sussex Police with their investigation into the cause, please ring them on 101.

2 comments on “Another Crash at the Crowborough Cross
  1. Re the traffic lights at Crowborough Cross, I live near the Cross and use the junction frequently. In the present situation, whenever one wishes to turn right,the only way to do so is to go against the lights when they turn red, which is surely quite wrong. This also creates a hazard from cars travelling straight ahead who very frequently jump the red light. Can an ‘expert’ please tell me why the lights cannot be set in such a way that right-turning traffic is safely given a green filter-light when traffic travelling straight ahead has been halted by the red light?

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