Crawley: Collision Between Pedestrian And Car

A 15 year old girl was hit by a car in Crawley on Tuesday afternoon.

The collision occurred at a pedestrian crossing near the Coaching Halt pub in Balcombe Road at 4.15 pm.  The driver of a gold-coloured Volkswagen estate initially stopped, but drove away prior to the arrival of the emergency services. The girl was taken to hospital by ambulance where she was treated for minor injuries. 

A 48 year old man from Handcross later attended Crawley police station and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop after a road accident.  He has since been released under investigation.