Firefighters cut away the side of a Ford Fiesta to release a trapped driver after the car crashed into a lamp post early today.

The 2am accident near the junction with Old Worthing Road blocked the A259 at East Preston, near Worthing.

The driver, who has not been named, was taken to Worthing Hospital for treatment to injuries which included a large cut to his head.

A police spokesman said: "Traffic diversions were set up but the road was reopened at 4.40am."

Meanwhile a woman was escaped serious injury in a car accident on the A264 between Five Oaks and Billingshurst today.

Her car was removed from a hedge.