West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to a two car crash in East Street in Chichester this afternoon.
No one was hurt in the incident, which occured at around 3.45pm. The front of one of the cars was badly damaged by the impact of the collision and the other car – a taxi – was damaged at the rear.
Firefighter Trevor Humphrey said there had been a delay clearing the road because of an automatic locking system in place in one of the cars.
“We can’t move or tow it otherwise we would have cleared the road by now,” he said.
The road was clear by 4.15pm.