A motorist is fighting for his life after his vehicle smashed into a tree.

Emergency services were called to B2116 Albourne Road in Woodmancote, near Henfield, at about 11.40pm last night when a blue Renault Megane left the road.

Police said two men stopped by the roadside to help before officers arrived.

Fire crews cut the 61-year-old man from West Chiltington, near Storrington, free from the vehicle.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.