An 18-year-old man remains in a ‘critical’ condition in hospital after a car he was a passenger in crashed into the back of a parked lorry on the A23.

The Renault Scenic was travelling south when it hit the lorry, which was parked in a layby at Hickstead on Sunday night (August, 18) at 8.40pm.

The front seat passenger was taken to hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries, according to police, and remains there at this time.

An 18-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, and have been bailed until September 12.

PC Ian Foxton said:

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the bronze coloured Renault Scenic car travelling south on the A23 before the collision, or who witnessed the collision itself.

“Also, we would like to hear from anyone who has dash cam footage of the vehicle and the incident.”

Anyone who can help with the investigation is asked to report it online, or call 101, quoting Operation Beaufort.