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Witness appeal after pensioner injured in bus collision

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision which has left a 75-year-old pedestrian in hospital with serious injuries.

The collision between a bus and the pedestrian happened on the High Street in Worthing, near the junction with Charlecote Road at about 2.20pm on Saturday October 6.

The pensioner, who is from Worthing, is being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Wyvern.

82 year old dies after mobility scooter crashes through glass wall

An 82 year old man has died in Hampshire after his mobility scooter crashed through a glass wall and fell 12 feet.

It happened at Fareham Health Centre on Osborn Road this afternoon.

DS Fiona Wright from Fareham CID said: “The man had exited the building through the double doors. His mobility scooter then went through the glass wall of the walkway. Sadly, he fell to the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or who can help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should call 101.


Horse cut free after trailer overturns in East Sussex

Horse trailer overturned on A21 Credit: East Sussex Fire and Rescue

A horse has been cut free from a trailer after it overturned in East Sussex

A specialist animal rescue team from Crowborough were called in after the accident on the A21.

The trailer was resting on the central reservation while a vet sedated the horse and firefighters cut the roof off the trailer.

The driver of the vehicle, towing the trailer, was unhurt but understandably shaken by the incident.

Crew Commander John Haizelden from East Sussex Fire and Rescue said:

“It was an extremely hot day and crews worked well in the heat under arduous conditions.

"The specialist animal rescue unit from Crowborough concentrated on working in the vicinity of the animal, maintaining its welfare.

Due to the nature of this incident specialist knowledge is required when dealing with animals.”

The A21 was closed in both directions between Pembury and Kippings Cross roundabout but has now reopened.

MP crashes car into a shop, portable toilet and three cars

An Oxfordshire MP has lost control of his car and crashed it into a shop, three other stationary cars and a portable toilet.

The MP for North Oxfordshire, Sir Tony Baldry, said he had tried to park his automatic black Mercedes - before the vehicle veered through a car park and hit the wall of a Poundland store in Banbury. No-one was injured in the incident.

Sir Tony Baldry MP Credit: Tony Baldry

Sussex police officer killed in motorbike accident

A motorcyclist who died in a collision near Ditchling on Tuesday has been named as Neil Crouch from Scaynes Hill.

Neil, a serving Sussex Police officer based at Gatwick, died at the scene after his motorbike was in collision with a Ford Focus and a Daihatsu Charade on the B2112 Common Lane, just south of the junction with the B2113 Folders Lane.

He was off duty at the time. The occupants of the two cars were uninjured.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Motcombe.

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