POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 66-year-old man crashed into a tree.

The man's car was left badly damaged in the A259, Old London Road, Hastings, following the collision at around 7.25pm on Friday 21.

The road was closed for around five hours while fire crews removed the man, who has potentially life changing injuries, from the vehicle.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

An air ambulance was also called but is said not to have been used.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "Just after 7.25pm on Friday (21 January) police responded to a report that a vehicle had collided with a tree on Old London Road, Hastings.

"The road was closed for around five hours while fire crews extracted the casualty and paramedics treated him at the scene.

"The driver of the vehicle, a 66-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious, potentially life changing injuries."

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information officers which could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial number 1115 of 21/01.

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