Boy taken to hospital with serious injuries after crash in Crawley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a nine-year-old boy was seriously hurt in a crash in Crawley on Friday (March 18).

Two other children were taken to hospital after the collision involving an Audi S4 and a Volkswagen Golf on the A23 Crawley Avenue, near Apple Green garage, at about 11pm.

The four occupants of the Golf were injured including a nine-year-old boy from Crawley who suffered serious head and back injuries and was taken to St George’s Hospital, London. He is in a stable condition.

The 61-year-old female driver, an eight-year-old boy and a six-year-old boy who were passengers were taken to the East Surrey Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Audi made off but one was arrested nearby.

A 17-year-old Crawley boy was detained on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop after an accident, possession with intent to supply a class A drug and possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid or gas.

A 26-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop after an accident and possession with intent to supply a class A drug and was treated for serious injuries in hospital.

Both men were bailed until April 16 while enquiries continue.

Anyone who saw the collision or the Audi being driven in the Crawley area before the incident can contact police by email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting Operation Ashburnham.

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