A Mid Sussex man died and a family of four were injured in a head-on car smash.

A nine-month-old baby girl and her six-year-old sister escaped with minor injuries but their parents suffered serious arm and chest injuries in the accident.

Emergency services battled to cut three of the victims free but the driver of one of the cars, a 47-year-old man from Burgess Hill, died at the scene.

He had been driving south along Hammer Hill in Staplefield when his Jaguar S-Type was in a head-on collision with the family's Rover 214 shortly after 5pm yesterday.

Police closed the road while emergency fire and medical crews treated the victims.

The parents and their children, from Staplefield, were taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, where they were still being treated this morning.

The victims were not named by Sussex Police, who operate data protection guidelines.