THREE people were seriously injured in a crash.

A black 4x4 was left on a grass verge with its bumper crumpled and its side doors removed after the collision in Battle Road, Hailsham.

Sussex Police were called to the scene at 2.35pm on Saturday and arrived to find debris scattered across the highway.

A force spokesman said: “The drivers, a man aged 38 from Hailsham and a woman aged 74 from Heathfield, together with a man aged 81 who was a passenger in the car driven by the woman, were taken to Conquest Hospital in Hastings with what were all described as serious but not life life-threatening injuries.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 934 of 31/05.

“Nobody was arrested but enquiries continue.”