Eastbourne couple’s car catches fire while on route to hospital

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Fire at Cross Level Way SUS-150926-171742001

An Eastbourne couple’s car caught fire while they rushed to hospital for treatment today (September 26).

A man was being rushed to hospital to treat a gardening injury when the car he was travelling in caught alight on Cross Level Way in Hampden park at around 2.22pm.

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The road is now closed between Sainsbury Roundabout and Rodmill Roundabout

Emergency services say they cannot re-open the road until the car is cool enough to move, which could be at least eight hours.

Highways agency is setting up a diversionary route to .

The fire is thought to have been caused by a mechanical fault.

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The couple has been taken on to hospital.

Photos by Daniel Jessup.

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