Woman cut free after serious A21 collision

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A WOMAN suffered a serious head injury and had to be cut free from her car after it was involved in a three vehicle collision on the A21 near Baldslow.

Fire crews from Bohemia Road, The Ridge and Bexhill stations attended the scene in Ebden’s Hill at 10.47am on Sunday.

The 59-year-old woman was driving a Peugeot 206 heading towards Hastings when it was in collision with a Volkswagen Touran people carrier and another car.

Four men helped get the Peugeot back onto its wheels from its position on the grass verge.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of the Peugeot and take the woman out after a 20 minute operation.

Paramedics treated the woman, who was conscious, at the scene before taking her to East Sussex District General hospital in Eastbourne.

A 38-year-old local man was drivng the VW with two children inside. A one-year-old boy was taken to the Conquest for treatment for cuts to his head.

There were no details released of the other vehicle involved.

The road was closed for an hour while the carriageway was cleared and police carried out an accident investigation.

Sussex Police spokesman Carrie Allen said: “We are appealing for witnesses to the collision and would particularly like to hear from a group of four men who helped get the Peugeot back onto its wheels from its position on the grass verge.

“Anyein who saw what happened is asked to contact us on 101 quoting reference 577 of June 3.”

Bohemia Road watch commander George Wippech said: “The air ambulance attended but fortunately was not needed.

“The road was dry at the time but I would urge all drivers to take care when out on the roads this summer.”