Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Firefighters attend a number of road traffic collisions




East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service attended a series of road traffic collisions across the Service area yesterday (15th December).

The first collision occurred in the morning along the A259 at 9.30am and firefighters made the area safe, after the vehicle’s airbags were activated.

Later that day at 3.19pm in Sedlescombe Road North, St Leonards, a second collision occurred involving two vehicles and crews spent time making the area safe.

Meanwhile, Forest Row firefighters were mobilised to an RTC involving one vehicle in Edenbridge Road, Hartfield, at 4.08pm the same day.

South East Coast Ambulance Service was called to the scene and the injured left in the care of paramedics.

Eastbourne firefighters were mobilised to Kings Drive at 6.17pm yesterday to make the area safe, following a one-vehicle collision.

  • 2686 people were injured on the roads in East Sussex in 2013
  • 20 were killed and 461 people were seriously injured.
  • With an estimated population of 800,100 in East Sussex Brighton & Hove, this means 1 in every 298 people were killed or injured in road traffic collisions last year.
  • There were 7.3 injuries per day and every 18 days someone was killed in a Road Traffic Collision.
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