Accident on A259, New Road


Police are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision on the A259 New Road, Rye, one car rolling onto its roof. The collision, involving a blue Vauxhall Astra and a blue Skoda Roomster, occurred at about 8:29am on Wednesday September 7.  The Vauxhall driver, a 30 year old woman from Hastings, was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, with a fractured pelvis. The driver of the Skoda, a 63 year old woman from Hastings, was taken to Conquest Hospital in Hastings, with suspected broken neck, not life-threatening.

Two fire engines, two ambulances and several police cars were in attendance. The road was closed for nearly three hours, reopened at 11.20am.

The site of the accident is on the edge of a 30mph zone by the entrance to the Rye Rugby Club ground. It is possible that one of the car drivers saw a car waiting to turn right into the club premises, and in overtaking swerved into the path of an oncoming vehicle. A car boot sale is held at the rugby ground each Wednesday morning.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact or call 101, quoting serial 271 of 07/09.


  1. This incident being the third, in a few months, and once again Rye gridlocked,surely time for all of us in Rye, to campaign for a bypass, for the town.


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