A baby girl died and a young boy was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening head injuries following a collision at Newpound Common, near Wisborough Green.
Emergency services were called to the scene on the B2133 at Newpound at 4.17pm on Wednesday (January 10) where a Mazda3 and a Vauxhall Corsa had collided.
The 7-month-old girl was taken to Worthing Hospital, where she sadly died at 6.36pm. The five-year-old boy was airlifted to St George’s Hospital at Tooting where he remained late on Wednesday evening in a critical condition.
Both were passengers in the Mazda. A 27-year-old woman passenger suffered serious leg injuries and was also taken to hospital in London. The 31-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. All of the occupants are from Pulborough.
The driver of the Corsa, a 36-year-old man from Pulborough, sustained serious chest injuries and was taken to Worthing Hospital.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen the vehicles in the area shortly beforehand to report online or call 101 quoting Operation Gilford.
The road was closed while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work took place and reopened shortly after 10pm.