Driver abandoned overturned car in Worthing - Emergency services 'tied up for hours'

Emergency services were 'tied up for hours' dealing with an overturned car, which had been abandoned in Worthing in the early hours.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 9:59 am
Updated Saturday, 26th June 2021, 6:00 pm

Police and fire crews were called to a crash on Boxgrove, Worthing just before 1.20am this morning (Saturday, June 26).

Sussex Roads Police officer Tom Van Der Wee said the driver had 'crashed and abandoned their car'.

He added: "Multiple police and West Sussex Fire [Service] resources were tied up for hours dealing with the rollover RTC and searching for the driver.

"She was eventually tracked down and is helping us with our enquiries."

The fire service confirmed that a flipped vehicle was unoccupied after the 'single-vehicle' collision.

A spokesperson added: "One crew from Worthing attended to assist with the incident. No persons were trapped and we left the scene at 1.47am."

The incident comes after a crashed van was abandoned 'in the middle of a very dark road' in West Sussex on Thursday night.

Sussex Roads Police
Sussex Roads Police

PC Van Der Wee said a driver abandoned the vehicle 'along with their empty beer can', adding: "It tied up two police units for several hours and nearly caused several crashes."

Witnesses are asked to contact police online or by calling 101.