Accident near Jury’s Gap

There are several dangerous corners on the Camber road

Police are seeking witnesses to a head-on collision on Jury’s Gap Road between Camber, near Rye, and Lydd, Kent, which left three people seriously injured.

It happened just before 8pm on Friday May 24 and involved a black Porsche Boxster cabriolet travelling east, and a white Skoda Yeti travelling west.

A 36-year-old man driving the Porsche was flown by air ambulance to King’s College Hospital, London, with serious abdominal injuries.

A passenger in the Porsche, a 21-year-old woman of no fixed address, sustained serious injuries to her right ankle and was taken to the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent.

Also taken to the William Harvey Hospital was the Skoda driver, a 65-year-old man from Camber, who suffered serious pelvic injuries.

The road was closed between Camber and Lydd for eight hours while the incident was being dealt with. Police would like to thank any motorists whose journeys were disrupted for their patience and understanding.

Anyone who saw either vehicle being driven shortly before 8pm, who witnessed the crash or who may have dash-cam footage or other relevant information, is asked to report details online or call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Redhall.

Image Credits: Kevin McCarthy .


  1. Perhaps if the police paid the slightest attention to the routine use of the Camber Rd as a race track for motorcyclists and car drivers, they wouldn’t need to be appealing for witnesses to anything at all?

    A few years ago, when the police could still spare an officer to attend our annual Parish meeting in East Guldeford, we heard excuse after excuse about why they could not adequately police the traffic on this road. Now they don’t even offer excuses, just attend the inevitable accidents and close the road while the victims are airlifted away.

    I suppose we could try calling people rude names on Twitter? That seems to engage police attention quicker than anything else. Or better still, start withholding the component of Council Tax that pays for the expensive ‘Police and Crime Commissioner’? Now, there’s a thought…


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