A WOMAN and baby were seriously hurt when their car crashed into a tree.

It is believed the woman had an altercation with another driver shortly before coming off the B1288 near Crowborough, at 10.50am on Saturday .

The 34-year-old driver and a 15-month-old girl were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Detective Sergeant Tod Stewart said: “We believe an altercation between a man and a woman occurred on the side of the road before both got back into their cars.

“Shortly after, one of the cars came off the road and both people in the car had to be taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“We are looking for people who witnessed or have dash cam footage of this altercation or what occurred afterwards to come forward.”

A 21-year-old man from Battle, and a 17 year old from Edenbridge,Kent, have both been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

If you have any information call 101 quoting Operation Lifford.