Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a grey Seat and black Ford on the A259 near Hooe at around 10.30pm on Saturday (April 23).
The driver of the Seat, a 55-year-old man from Pevensey, had to be cut free from the car before being taken to hospital with a broken leg.
His two passengers, a 55-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl, both suffered minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment.
The driver of the Ford, a 28-year-old man from Bexhill, suffered minor injuries as did his three passengers: a 46-year-old woman from Bexhill, a 19-year-old woman from Bexhill and a 20-year-old man from Bexhill. They were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The road was closed until around 4am on Sunday for recovery work.
Four people were initially arrested at the scene, but then de-arrested pending further enquiries.
A 28-year-old man from Bexhill was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without a license, failing to stop after a road accident and driving without insurance. He was bailed until 28 June.
Sergeant Stacey Ellott said, “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw the collision and/or what happened immediately before or after.
“Witnesses can email email@example.com or call 101 quoting reference 1489 of 23/04.”
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