Eastbourne landlady in crash horror

Scene of the crash. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-160403-091054001

Scene of the crash. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-160403-091054001

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A landlady from Eastbourne has been injured in a crash on the road between Stone Cross and Westham last night (Thursday).

Rebecca Elms, the landlady at the Counting House in Old Town, escaped with minor injuries after the accident shortly after 6pm in Rattle Road, close to the car showroom

She was travelling towards the Red Lion when a driver ahead of her suffered what medics said what was a medical episode and veered across the carriageway and in to a lamppost.

The lamppost fell down on to the road, hitting a second car and Ms Elms’ BMW.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the driver had to be cut free from the wreckage of the vehicle and taken to hospital.

Ms Elms this morning praised the people living on Rattle Road for their response to the accident and the emergency services.

A police spokesperson said officers were appealing for witnesses.

“Emergency services were called at around 6.10pm on Thursday after a car collided with a lamppost in Rattle Road, Stone Cross.

“It is believed the lamppost came down on a second vehicle and a third vehicle drove over the lamppost.

“There were no serious injuries reported.

“The road was closed at the Gallows Lane junction but reopened later.

“Witnesses can email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 1497.“

Photo by Dan Jessup

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