Driver dies after collision

A DRIVER died yesterday (Friday) after his car was in collision with another vehicle.

Police and other emergency services were called to reports of the collision involving a Highways vehicle and a Mini on the A271 Boreham Street near Herstmonceux just before 2.30pm.

The flatbed Highways vehicle - carrying road equipment and operated by a contractor on behalf of East Sussex County Council - was travelling eastbound when it collided with the Mini, which was travelling westbound. The driver of the mini, who is in his early thirties and from Horam, received life-threatening injuries in the collision.

Due to the severity of his injuries, both ambulance crew members treated the man in the rear of their ambulance, while a Road Policing Officer drove it to Eastbourne District General Hospital. This is normal practice in incidents such as this, when additional medical attention is required.

At around 2.50pm, a further collision occurred when the ambulance partially left the road and collided with a bush on Standard Hill, Ninfield.

The police helicopter and Kent Air Ambulance attended the scene of the second collision, where the man from Horam was pronounced dead. One of the ambulance crew was treated at hospital for minor injuries.