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Driver has a fortunate escape after flipping car in Brighton
3:40pm Friday 26th October 2012 in News
This driver managed to escape a horror crash virtually uninjured despite his car flipped on to its roof.
The man’s red Citroen Berlingo landed upside down just outside a garage forecourt in Preston Road, Brighton, after colliding with another vehicle.
It slammed into a bollard and tipped over in front of passers-by.
Witnesses to the crash said the driver – despite being upside down – escaped practically uninjured.
Bobby Long described how he ran outside following the crash and saw the driver emerge from his car.
Mr Long, 19, from Brighton, said: “He was completely fine apart from his finger. He seemed to have a cut finger but nothing else.
“Actually he appeared more worried about his phone than his car.
“I am not entirely sure what happened. There was a car driving along and it hit another car.
“I heard a noise and then I went outside and saw the crash.”
Pedro Souza, a driver from Steyning, took photographs of the crash.
He said: “It was so, so bizarre.
“But when I saw he was uninjured I thought it was actually quite funny.
“There were lots of police and firefighters there.”
A Sussex Police statement said: “The driver was slightly injured when his car was in collision with another vehicle and then rolled in Brighton.
“The collision happened just after 10pm on Tuesday at the junction of Preston Road and South Road in Brighton.
“The Citroen driver was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment for a minor injury.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101.