AN INJURED woman had to be cut free from her car after a serious smash on the A264.
Fire fighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the driver just after 3pm on October 5.
Her car, which was heavily damaged, was in collision with a heavy good vehicle on at junction 10 of the A23 on the slip road leading to the A264.
Once freed from the car the woman, who has not been named, was taken to East Surrey Hospital by ambulance.
Police officers attended the scene to deal with the huge tailback that resulted as the crash took up the nearside lane on the approach road.
Three fire crews from Crawley attended the smash and the rescue took around 30 minutes to complete.
A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to the slip road just after 3pm. There had been a road traffic collision between a car and an LGV.
“A woman was released from the car by fire fighters using hydraulic rescue gear.
“Police were in attendance to control heavy traffic.”
A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A woman involved in a road traffic collision was taken to East Surrey Hospital with neck and chest injuries.”