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Driver fighting for his life after early morning crash

A driver is fighting for his life after a car crash earlier this morning (January 3).

The man, who is thought to be in his 20s, veered off South Road, Hailsham, before hitting a wall and flipping his car onto the roof.

Firefighters were called shortly after 5.10am and cut the driver free.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with what police described as “potentially life-threatening injuries”.

The incident has closed the A295, one of the main routes into Hailsham off the A22, and is likely to cause a significant amount of morning rush hour disruption.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 101 quoting Operation Goldwick or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk

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12:52pm Thu 3 Jan 13

GRUMPAH says...

Whilst wishing the driver well, one has to ask the question, what speed was he doing in a built up area at 5am, to cause such a horrific outcome? I've seen it so many times, just because the road is quiet, some people think it's ok to hoon around at whatever speed they feel like!! There are certainly too few Police Officers about to be interested at that time of the day.
Whilst wishing the driver well, one has to ask the question, what speed was he doing in a built up area at 5am, to cause such a horrific outcome? I've seen it so many times, just because the road is quiet, some people think it's ok to hoon around at whatever speed they feel like!! There are certainly too few Police Officers about to be interested at that time of the day. GRUMPAH
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3:38pm Thu 3 Jan 13

wexler53 says...

A momentary lapse of concentration and this can happen to anyone. Cars can flip over at very modest speeds given the right circumstances. As nothing much is known of this incident, there is no reason to assume excessive speed was involved. It might have been, equally, it might not.
I hope the driver makes a full recovery.
A momentary lapse of concentration and this can happen to anyone. Cars can flip over at very modest speeds given the right circumstances. As nothing much is known of this incident, there is no reason to assume excessive speed was involved. It might have been, equally, it might not. I hope the driver makes a full recovery. wexler53
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4:01pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Wivvy Dave says...

With potentially life threatening injuries I'm rather surprised time was wasted taking the victim all the way to the Sussex County in Brighton (20 to 25 mins away) when as per the hospital's own web site the Eastbourne D G H (8 to 10 mins) has an A and E department suitable for major events such as road accidents. Like others posting here I hope the drivers makes a full recovery.
With potentially life threatening injuries I'm rather surprised time was wasted taking the victim all the way to the Sussex County in Brighton (20 to 25 mins away) when as per the hospital's own web site the Eastbourne D G H (8 to 10 mins) has an A and E department suitable for major events such as road accidents. Like others posting here I hope the drivers makes a full recovery. Wivvy Dave
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7:49pm Thu 3 Jan 13

nocando says...

and so the relentless ineptitude of the british motorist rears its head yet again. How do all these vehicles, presumably equipped with brakes, steering wheels and an apparently legally competent human being, manage to leave perfectly negotiable carriageways and cause such carnage.
Cars don't just mount kerbs, miss tunnel entrances, crash into lamposts or flip over all by themselves without a degree of error or lack of skill from the pilot.
Best wishes to the young feller concerned but he's evidently part of a driving culture that's seriously lacking in roadcraft. And it is serious because more and more people are getting hurt. Needs sorting out, not apologising for or blaming puddles etc.
and so the relentless ineptitude of the british motorist rears its head yet again. How do all these vehicles, presumably equipped with brakes, steering wheels and an apparently legally competent human being, manage to leave perfectly negotiable carriageways and cause such carnage. Cars don't just mount kerbs, miss tunnel entrances, crash into lamposts or flip over all by themselves without a degree of error or lack of skill from the pilot. Best wishes to the young feller concerned but he's evidently part of a driving culture that's seriously lacking in roadcraft. And it is serious because more and more people are getting hurt. Needs sorting out, not apologising for or blaming puddles etc. nocando
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12:32am Fri 4 Jan 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

It's more than likely that his car flipped after hitting an enormous pothole as we've got so many in the roads around Hailsham, Polegate, Willingdon and the council does absolutely nothing about them all.
It's more than likely that his car flipped after hitting an enormous pothole as we've got so many in the roads around Hailsham, Polegate, Willingdon and the council does absolutely nothing about them all. getThisCoalitionOut
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