Man freed from crashed car on Hove seafront

Posted On 18 May 2016 at 11:57 am

A man had to be cut out from a car after another vehicle crashed into it as it waited at traffic lights on Kingsway by Brunswick Square last night.

The crash happened shortly after 7.30pm on the Hove seafront. An ambulance and two paramedic cars rushed to the scene, and when it became clear the man was trapped they called for assistance from the fire service.

Two fire crews from Preston Circus were despatched to the scene, and released the injured man, who was in his 30s, from the car using hydraulic equipment.

The man, who was suffering from back pain, was assessed and treated by paramedics before being taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle collision on the A259 Kingsway, Hove, shortly after 7.30pm on Tuesday (17 May).

“The incident involved a black Volkswagen and a grey Ford Koga which was stationary at traffic lights close to the junction with Brunswick Square.

“A 77-year-old man from Kent and a 32-year-old man from Hove – both passengers in the Ford – sustained minor injuries.

“Witnesses are asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 1514 of 17/05.”

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