TRAVEL UPDATE: Firefighters cut one person free after serious crash

Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-180844001
Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-180844001

A driver had to be cut free from a vehicle this afternoon (Thursday, October 15) after a serious crash in Shortgate.

Firefighters were called to the B2192 to reports of a person trapped following a two-vehicle crash at around 3pm.

Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-180939001

Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-180939001

Crews worked to release the trapped driver, whose van had crashed into bushes and trees by the side of the road as a result of the incident. The person was freed and passed into the care of the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Sussex Police also attended the scene and closed the road for forensic collision scene investigators to examine the crash site.

Initial tests suggest both vehicles were travelling in the same direction at the time of the incident.

The Broyle is closed between the New Road junction in Ringmer to the junction of Shortgate Lane, and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-181043001

Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-181043001

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Shortgate RTC. Photo by Nick Fontana. SUS-151015-180800001

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