A CAR smashed through a garden fence after hitting a parked vehicle.

The Vauxhall Astra tipped on to its side after the crash in London Road, Burgess Hill, on Monday afternoon.

The driver, a man, had to be cut out the car by firefighters, and was then treated by paramedics.

A police spokesman said: “Emergency services were called to London Road, Burgess Hill, at 3.45pm on Monday where a silver Vauxhall Astra had apparently been in collision with a parked vehicle and rolled into the back garden of a house.”

A West Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman added: “We were called to a road traffic collision with a person trapped.

“On arrival one car was on its side in a domestic garden and a male was trapped inside the vehicle.

“Two fire engines from Burgess Hill used rescue equipment, a ladder and an electric saw to rescue the man.”