Two seriously hurt in London to Brighton vintage car run


Two passengers travelling in a vintage car were seriously injured after crashing during an annual parade of vehicles dating back to the early 20th century.

Police said the 1902 Mercedes Benz was involved in a collision with three other cars at around 11.35am at Reigate Hill, Surrey.

It had been taking part in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, a yearly event which sees hundreds of old cars flood the roads.

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One passenger was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries while three others were also taken for treatment for minor injuries, Surrey Police said.

A picture shared online showed the mangled wreckage of the vehicle, which appears to have flipped, on the bonnet of a silver Ford C-Max.


Two passengers from the Ford were also taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

A Mercedes GLE and a Fiat Fourini were the other vehicles caught up in the crash.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, asking anyone with information to ring 101 quoting incident number P17279402