Schoolgirl flown to hospital after A23 crash outside Crawley K2

Air Ambulance at the scene. Photo by Crawley Police
Air Ambulance at the scene. Photo by Crawley Police

A young girl was flown to hospital after being injured in a three car crash outside a K2 leisure centre in Crawley.

Emergency services closed the A23 in Crawley this afternoon following the collision outside the K2 Leisure Centre at 1.25pm.

Police said an 11-year-old girl, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, was injured in the crash and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The Air Ambulance was also called and flew the girl to St George’s Hospital in South London for further treatment.

A woman in the same vehicle suffered a head injury and was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, officers added.

The road re-opened around 7pm.

Police have thanked motorists for their patience and are appealing for information about the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police online at https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or by calling 101, quoting serial 540 of 20/02.