Four taken to hospital after crash between car and double-decker bus

Road and traffic news.
Road and traffic news.

Four people were taken to hospital after a crash between a double-decker bus and a car in Newhaven yesterday (June 24).

Emergency services were called to Avis Road at around 4.20pm on Wednesday evening to reports of a collision between a bus and a Fiat Doblo car.

The driver of the Fiat, a 69-year-old man from Seaford, was trapped in his vehicle. Fire crews from Newhaven and Seaford attended the scene and extracted the man from his vehicle using rescue equipment.

He sustained a broken right leg and was detained for treatment at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. His 74-year-old wife, who was a passenger in the car, sustained whiplash and was treated at the RSCH but later released.

The bus driver, a 35-year-old man from Eastbourne, was unhurt.

A 70-year-old Newhaven women sustained broken ribs and a 75-year-old woman from Seaford sustained facial injuries. Both were passengers on the bus and both were detained at the RSCH for treatment.

Three other passengers on the bus - a girl, 13, from Newhaven; a woman, 30, from Brighton; and a boy, 17, from Newhaven - were all treated for minor injuries.

The incident happened close to the Texaco garage and caused the road to be closed for around three hours after the incident.

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