Man crashes car into Hove Station

Posted On 26 Jun 2015 at 1:32 pm

A man crashed his car into Hove Station shortly after midday today (Friday 26 June).

He was turning from Goldstone Villas into Station Approach by the florist, the footbridge and the entrance to the Hove Station Car Wash when he left the road and hit the station frontage at the foot of the steps.

Hove Station crash 20150626He is believed to have had a heart attack at the wheel.

Four ambulance service vehicles, four police vehicles, two fire engines and another fire service vehicle were at the scene.

They treated the driver outside Hove Station before taking him to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Sussex Police closed Goldstone Villas between the corner of Clarendon Road and halfway along Station Approach.

The force sent a forensic accident investigator to examine the scene.

Sussex Police said: “Police were called to Hove railway station shortly after 12.15pm today Friday (26 June) following a report of a single vehicle collision at the station entrance.

“Officers found a car had collided with the station building.

“Colleagues from British Transport Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service also attended.

“A man who was driving the car, and who is believed to be the sole occupant, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and no assessment of his condition has yet been received.

“We understand that the station remains open at this time but the road immediately outside has been closed to traffic for the time being.”

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