UPDATE: Person freed from car after collision on Eastbourne seafront

A patient has been cut free by firefighters. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-170323-143713001
A patient has been cut free by firefighters. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-170323-143713001

A road has been partially blocked after a collision on the seafront this afternoon (Thursday).

Police and two ambulances were called to the incident involving two cars outside Treasure Island on the promenade around 12.45pm.

A patient has been cut free by firefighters. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-170323-143700001

A patient has been cut free by firefighters. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-170323-143700001

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) spokesman confirmed a crew from Eastbourne was also called to the scene to help a trapped person.

The ESFRS spokesman said the crew cut free a single patient from a Mercedes car, and gave them first aid before they were taken in to the care of the ambulance service for further treatment.

According to a spokesperson from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), three patients were taken to hospital following the incident.

A female passenger, approximately in her 60s, was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with suspected chest injuries.

A man and woman, both approximately in their 60s, were taken with minor injuries to Eastbourne DGH, the spokesperson said.

Photos by Dan Jessup and Herald contributor.

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