Serious collision in Eastbourne Road

There has been a serious collision in Eastbourne Road in Willingdon this afternoon (June 4).

Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 5:47 pm
Emergency services on scene in Eastbourne Road, Willingdon (photo by Dan Jessup)

Emergency services are on scene after the incident involving a lorry and car at around 4.10pm.

One person is trapped and firefighters are working to get them out of the vehicle, said a spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

A SECAmb (South East Coast Ambulance Service) spokesperson said, “I can confirm we are in attendance of an RTC in Eastbourne Road between a car and a lorry. One of our crews came across the incident. There is one male casualty and he is likely to be taken to hospital for his injuries.”

Update: SECAmb later confirmed a man, the driver of the car, was treated for injuries including chest pain before being taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The road was said to be partially blocked northbound at The Triangle and there was slow traffic around the area for some time.

Photo by Dan Jessup.