Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Crews extricate casualty from road traffic collision

On Sunday 19th February, crews from Lewes and Barcombe community fire stations were mobilised to a road traffic collision Near Cowlease farm, Hamsey.

On arrival at 9.22am, crews were faced with a collision in a narrow country lane, involving two private cars with one female casualty trapped inside. Crews used hydraulic equipment to remove the roof of the vehicle and safely extricate the casualty. She was immediately taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Dave Washington, WatchManager, Green Watch, Lewes, said: “We are working closely with Sussex Police and other partner agencies to raise road safety awareness in the Lewes Borough, particularly in more rural locations. Primarily to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured, but also to reduce the volume of road traffic collisions we attend.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service reminds drivers to:

  • Always drive within the speed limit at a speed which is appropriate to the road conditions and visibility
  • Do not become distracted by passengers or mobile phones
  • Always wear a seat belt
  • Keep your distance from the vehicle in front
  • If you are tired, take a break from driving

Find out more information about road safety


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