Pensioner dies in crash

A PENSIONER has died after the car she was in collided with a lorry.

Dorothy Adams, 80, who lived in Robertsbridge, was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident on the A2100 London Road, in Mountfield, near Battle.

Her 79-year-old husband, who was driving their grey Skoda, suffered serious internal injuries and is currently at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

The crash happened just after 5.30pm yesterday (Sunday).

Sergeant Mike Dunne, of Polegate Road Policing Unit, said: “This is a very tragic incident and are thoughts are with the family of the deceased woman and the injured driver.

“If you witnessed the collision or saw the Skoda car and HGV lorry prior to the incident please call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Belford.”

A 57-year-old man from Wales, who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been bailed until February 12 pending further enquiries.

Did you know Mrs Adams? The Observer would like to get in touch with her family and friends to write a tribute piece. Contact Richard Gladstone on 01424 856783 or email