UPDATE: Air Ambulance called after car hits tree

editorial image

A man was seriously injured after a car left the road and hit a tree.

Emergency services were called the crash in Hanlye Lane, Cuckfield, at around 2.45pm on Friday (February 12).

Police said a blue Honda Civic left the road and hit a tree, leaving the driver trapped.

The Air Ambulance was sent to the scene along with two paramedic cars and an ambulance.

A 37-year-old man, from London, who was driving the car, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, with chest injuries.

He has since been discharged, police said.

The road was closed for more than two hours while the incident was dealt with.

Police said they would like to speak to the driver of a silver car, believed to be a Vauxhall Corsa, travelling ahead of the Honda who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 881 of 12/02.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.midsussextimes.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MidSussexTimes

3) Follow us on Twitter @midsussex_times

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Mid Sussex Times - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.