Friday, 6 March 2015

Fire Service attends fatal RTC along A27

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service attended a fatal road traffic collision yesterday (5th March) along the A27.

Five appliances, as well as two Technical Rescue Units, the Rope Rescue Unit and a Land Rover, were mobilised to the incident at 11.47am.

Horley’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were also mobilised to the incident, bringing with them three vehicles with specialist equipment pods and heavy duty rescue equipment used to deal with larger, more serious incidents.

A heavy crane was also used and the air ambulance attended.

Drivers were diverted away from the incident involving a 41-ton container lorry with a load of aluminium, which had overturned and had been in collision with a car.

The driver of the container lorry was taken to the Royal County Hospital in Brighton, treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries and a driver of a scaffolding lorry, sustained minor injuries.

Fire crews released the driver of the car, who was the sole occupant, but sadly he was confirmed dead at the scene.

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