West Sussex fire crews rescue person from car stuck in a ditch

West Sussex fire crews responded after a car ended up in a ditch on Thursday (November 2).
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The emergency services rushed to an incident on Bracklesham Lane in Bracklesham around 1.15pm.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service reported on X (formerly Twitter): “We are currently responding to a road traffic collision on Bracklesham Lane in Bracklesham. Please avoid the area.”

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In an update on Friday morning, the fire service confirmed it attended a road traffic collision ‘involving one car’.

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"Joint Fire Control mobilised two fire engines from Selsey and Chichester to the scene,” a fire service spokesperson said.

"Upon arrival firefighters found that the car had come off the road and entered a ditch.

"Crews safely rescued one person from the vehicle and fortunately there were no injuries.”

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The fire service urged all motorists to ‘plan ahead when travelling and anticipate hazards on the road’ – including standing water and fallen trees – as ‘further heavy rain is expected into the weekend’.

The incident came on an already-busy day for the emergency services after Sussex coastal areas were hit by Storm Ciarán.

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