Six people were injured when a tree crashed down onto a van and a bus in high winds.

Three of them needed hospital treatment for their injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Guildford Road in Horsham at around 12.50pm.

The tree slammed through the side of the Metrobus. The front windscreen was also shattered.

The road was closed while both vehicles were recovered and the tree removed.

The Argus: The tree crashed into the bus earlier this afternoonThe tree crashed into the bus earlier this afternoon (Image: Kiara Marsh)

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) said: "We were called to reports of an incident involving a tree falling and hitting a van and a bus in Guildford Road, Horsham, reported to us at approximately 12.50pm today.

"Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene and six people were assessed and treated at the scene for what are believed to be minor injuries.

"Three of the people have been taken to hospital for further checks and treatment."

A spokesman for Metrobus said: "Due to high winds, a tree fell onto a moving vehicle at Farthings Hill, Horsham.

"The bus has been taken back to the depot."

The incident came as wind and rain caused disruption across Sussex.

Roads had to be closed across the county due to fallen trees, including Janes Lane in Burgess Hill, and trains were suspended between Hastings and Tonbridge after a tree blocked the line near Battle.

Alfriston, Shripney and Barcombe Mills were badly hit by flooding after heavy downpours, with several roads closed due to floodwater.

One car became stuck outside the Mercedes-Benz dealership on the A259 in Merston, near Chichester, while others became trapped on the A28 in Brede Hill, near Rye, and outside Bersted, near Bognor.

A yellow weather warning for rain had been issued for East Sussex, in effect from 3pm yesterday until 9am today.