UPDATE: Crash victim may have spinal injuries

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One of the men taken to hospital following an accident which left a car impaled on a tree in Crawley has suffered suspected spinal injuries.

A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) said three ambulances, a Hazardous Area Response Team and a car from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance were sent to the accident in Bewbush in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday June 18).

The accident happened at around 2.40am near the junction of Meridian Close and Breezehurst Drive.

The SECAmb spokesman said: “Two men were taken as priorities to the Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton.

“One man suffered from injuries including abdomen pain. He was immobilised against potential injury.

“The second man had suspected leg fractures and a possible spinal injury.”

Anyone with information or saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Packard.