Man airlifted to hospital following crash in Crowborough

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Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious two car collision on the B2100 Crowborough Hill, between Church Road and Millbrook Road, yesterday afternoon (Monday 23rd).

Sussex Police Can You Help Call 101

A blue Volkswagen Golf collided with a black BMW near to the roundabout adjacent to the White Hart pub.

Following the collision the driver of the blue Volkswagen, a 24-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton by air ambulance with what were thought to be serious, life threatening injuries. These injuries are no longer considered life threatening injuries, but he remains in hospital.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 40-year-old man, was also taken to hospital by land ambulance with a suspected broken leg.

The B2100 Crowborough Hill remained closed for around seven-hours while emergency services attended the scene.

Air Ambulances

Two Leonardo AW169 helicopters from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance landed on Chapel Green close to the scene. The first (G-KSST) painted in the charity’s cross-pattern livery. The second (G-LNAC), also from Redhill Aerodrome, in plain yellow colour, landed 30 minutes later.

A spokesperson for the Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Air Ambulance Charity said:

Our crews arrived on scene at 4.54pm where they worked with South East Coast Ambulance Service, Sussex Police and the Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to help treat the patients, who were taken to hospital.

One was transported by helicopter and one by road with our crew accompanying them in the ambulance to continue delivering their care en route.

When one of our helicopters is out of service for routine maintenance our aviation partners provide us with an alternative aircraft, which is not in our livery.

KSS Air Ambulance
Video of the Air Ambulances (courtesy of Jayne Finn).

Can You Help?

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone who has dashcam footage which could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Sussex Police. Please email collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Marchwood.

Air ambulance (G-KSST) taking off from Chapel Green conveying the driver of blue Volkswagen Golf to Brighton (courtesy of Jayne Finn).

Donations Air Ambulance

It costs over £15 million to keep the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance running. To find-out more about the life-saving service and learn about ways you can make a donation, see their website: www.aakss.org.uk.

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