A 12-year-old girl has been seriously injured in a crash on the A27 at Selmeston.
The collision between a blue Toyota Auris and a red Renault Megane Scenic, saw the road shut for more than 6 hours last night (6 September). A silver Vauxhall Astra was also involved. All emergency services, including the air ambulance were called to the scene.
The young girl, who was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a broken leg and fractured pelvis, was one of five people in the first car. A 10-year-old girl was left with a broken thumb and a 32-year-old woman, suffered abdominal and leg injuries, was trapped in the car for 90 minutes, before firefighters cut her free.
Two people were pulled from the Renault by other road users, after it left the road and caught fire.
Police want to speak to the driver or occupants of a light-coloured hatchback, which may have been involved in a collision with the Renault at nearby Common Lane crossroads just before, but did not stop.
Anyone who saw what happened is being asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting Operation Stormfly.