Elderly Woman Hospitalised After Being Struck by Car in Bersted

In a severe traffic accident, a 77-year-old woman was urgently airlifted, now battling life-threatening injuries in the hospital.

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Sussex Roads Police are seeking witnesses after a severe crash in Bersted. The incident occurred on Chichester Road near Bucksham Avenue’s intersection at about 6:40 am on March 19, involving a car striking a woman.

A 77-year-old woman from the area was urgently flown to Royal Sussex County Hospital, suffering grave injuries, and is now in a critical state.

A 53-year-old local man, driving a green Skoda Octavia, was detained on charges of causing serious injury through reckless driving. He has been released on bail as the investigation proceeds.

Individuals who saw the crash or have relevant dash-cam footage are encouraged to reach out to collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk, referencing Operation Kinsale.

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