Dad, 36, dies in crash as toddler, 2, fights for life in four-car carnage in Sussex
A DRIVER has died and his two-year-old son is fighting for life after a horror four-car smash.
The 36-year-old was driving a blue ford Fiesta on the A267 in Frant, East Sussex, when the horror unfolded this morning.
He tragically couldn't be saved and was declared dead at the scene.
His two-year-old son, who was the only passenger in the car, was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries andremains in a critical condition.
The collision also involved a white Renault Master, a silver Toyota Estima and a silver or grey Honda car which failed to stop at the scene.
Police say they are particularly keen to speak to the silver or grey Honda driver.
Specialist collision investigators closed off a section of the road to gather evidence.
Officers are asking any witnesses – or anyone who may have captured either of the vehicles in the area on dash cam – to email [email protected] quoting Operation Utility.
They are particularly keen to speak to the driver of the silver or grey Honda who did not stop at the scene of the fatal crash.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "A man has sadly died following a four-vehicle collision which occurred on the A267 at Frant about 11.11am on Wednesday 18 August.
"The incident involved a blue Ford Fiesta, a white Renault Master, a silver Toyota Estima and a silver or grey Honda car which failed to stop at the scene.
"The Fiesta driver – a 36-year-old man from Dartford, Kent – was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene.
"His son and sole passenger – a two-year-old boy also from Dartford – sustained serious head injuries and was airlifted to King’s College Hospital in London, where he remains in a critical condition.
"A section of the road was temporarily closed, and we’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we carried out vital investigative work at the scene.
"Police are urging any witnesses – or anyone who may have captured either of the vehicles in the area on dash cam – to email [email protected] quoting Operation Utility.
"In particular, officers are keen to hear from the driver of a silver or grey Honda car which failed to stop."
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