A woman has been seriously injured in a traffic collision in West Sussex this morning.

A 25 year old woman has been seriously injured after crashing her Toyota Hi-Lux into a telegraph pole near Ashwood Farm on West Hoathly Road, south of East Grinstead.

Police who attended the scene at 8:15am managed to free two young children trapped in the vehicle who escaped with minor injuries but the 25 year old woman was trapped in the vehicle.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene to free the woman who was flown by air ambulance to King's College Hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries.

Both chiildren were treated at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, for minor injuries.

The Kent Surrey and Sussex air ambulance were also at the scene. 

West Hoathly Road was closed between its junctions with Saint Hill Road and Dunnings Road while emergency services were at the scene.

Sergeant Mark Bond, of the Sussex road policing unit, said: "We thank any motorists whose journeys were delayed or disrupted due to the road closure for their patience.

"With thunderstorms predicted this weekend, and overnight rain having fallen on dry roads, very often making surfaces slippery, we would urge drivers to exercise caution in the current changeable conditions."

Anyone who saw what happened should call Sussex Police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Op Athens