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Fatal Road Traffic Crash A24 Warnham
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Sunday 8 April 2012
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Uploaded- Sunday 08 April 2012 14.00
Police report Ref: SXP-20120408-0504
Fatal Road Traffic Crash A24 Warnham
Location: A24 WARNHAM
Incident: At 11:30am today a Fatal Road Traffic Crash occurred on the A24 at Warnham West Sussex. Two vehicles were involved, and there were several injuries. The road is currently closed whilst an investigation takes place.
A woman has died and a 22-month-old girl has been critically injured after a collision at Warnham.
A Honda Accord was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A24, near to the junction with Station Road, at around 11.30am. The woman, aged 56, from the Queen's Park area of London, who was a passenger in the Honda, was sadly declared dead at the scene by an air ambulance doctor.
The girl was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, along with the 34-year-old driver of the car, a 26-year-old woman, and two other girls aged three and one, all of whom were seriously injured. All were from the same family from the Pimlico area of London.
The driver of the VW Golf, a 60-year-old man from Epsom was taken to hospital with serious chest injuries. His 58-year-old female passenger, also from Epsom, was treated for whiplash injuries.
Sergeant Paul Skinner from the Sussex Police Road Policing Unit, said: "This is a desperately tragic incident that has left a toddler fighting for her life. A full investigation is now under way and I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen either of the cars in the area in the time leading up to the crash, to please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Smallbridge.
"The road was closed for just over five hours while rescue and recovery work took place and while I appreciate that this did cause traffic problems in the area, I am sure people will appreciate the seriousness of this incident and I thank them for their patience and understanding."
update 10 April 2012
The 22-month-old girl who was seriously injured in a collision on the A24 at Warnham on Easter Sunday is in a stable condition in hospital.
The girl was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting following the crash in which a 56-year-old woman died. A silver Honda Accord was in collision with a blue Volkswagen Golf on the A24, near to the junction with Station Road, at around 11.30am. The woman, from the Queen's Park area of London, who was a passenger in the Honda, was sadly declared dead at the scene by an air ambulance doctor. A post mortem will take place later today.
Inspector Phil Nicholas from Sussex Police Road Policing Unit said: "A full investigation into this tragic incident is under way and we still want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who saw the vehicles in the area around 11.30am on Easter Sunday. Please call us on 101 quoting Operation Smallridge."
Fire service initial report 8 April 2012
Fire service Call Ref: 325
Location: A24 JUNCTION with STATION ROAD, WARNHAM
Incident: Fatal RTC - no persons trapped - collision involving 2 cars - 2 adults and 3 children in car 1, removed from car before arrival of F&RS and taken to hospital by ambulance - l further female adult from car 1 sadly confirmed deceased by air ambulance Doctor - 2 adults from car 2 given 1st aid and oxygen by F&RS and ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance - incident handed over to police - WrLx2 Horsham, WrL Crawley, HRT Crawley
update 11 April 2012
Police have named the woman who died in a crash on the A24 at Warnham on Easter Sunday as 56-year-old Hawerun Nessa of Fourth Avenue, London W10. Mrs Nessa sadly died at the scene of the crash between a silver Honda Accord, in which she was a passenger, and a blue Volkswagen Golf at around 11.30am.
A 22-month-old girl remains in a critical, but stable, condition in St George's Hospital, Tooting. Two other girls, aged three and five, are in hospital having suffered broken legs. A 26-year-old woman and the 34-year-old male driver of the Honda have both been released from hospital.
The 60-year-old man from Epsom who was driving the VW Golf is being treated in East Surrey Hospital for a broken sternum. His 59-year-old female passenger, also from Epsom, was treated at the same hospital for whiplash and shock.
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