Elderly driver escapes with minor injuries when car overturns after collision

An elderly driver escaped with minor injuries when her car overturned following a collision in Newick yesterday.

The accident happened at 4.55pm and firefighters from Uckfield and Lewes attended and made the scene safe, according to Uckfield watch manager Ian Ritchie.fire_modern_engine

Later in the day, at 5.55pm an Uckfield crew provided cover in Crowborough while their crews dealt with a serious accident on the Mayfield by-pass.

Other calls attended by Uckfield firefighters in the past fortnight included:

Saturday, January 2: An Uckfield crew was one of seven involved in fighting a fire in the kitchen and roof of the Brewers Arms pub in Vines Cross at 12.22pm. The towns Bulk Water Carrier also attended.

Sunday, January 3: Four crews including two from Uckfield and the Bulk Water Carrier fought a barn fire in Buxted at 4.15am. Relief crews continued work at the farm into the following day.

Monday, January 4: At 7.45pm two crews attended a fire call at a house in Framfield where firefighters wore breathing apparatus to deal with the fire involving an airing cupboard.

Tuesday, January 5: A call to a car fire in Fletching at 6.15am turned out to be a false alarm.

A call to a fire in the open at Newick at 4.10pm was found to involve newspapers that had been ignited deliberately.

At 5.45 an Uckfield crew joined crews from Crowborough to attend a ‘persons reported’ fire at a property in Crowborough.Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to enter the building and a female occupant was passed into the care of Paramedics suffering from smoke inhalation.

Thursday, January 7: Uckfield and Crowborough crews were working together again at 8.35am when they were called to reports of a dog trapped in a van which was in a flooded river. The dog was rescued before the service arrived.

Sunday, January10: One crew attended a road accident involving five cars on the Tesco access road at 3.05pm. One person was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Monday, January 11: Crews from Uckfield and Lewes worked together at 11.35am at a serious road traffic collision at Sheffield Park. They used hydraulic rescue equipment to cut the male occupant free from a vehicle which had overturned into a ditch following a collision with another car. The man was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious head injuries. See also: Serious crash at Sheffield Park

Tuesday, January12: Uckfield firefighters wore breathing apparatus to deal with a fire in the garage of a Waldron property at 3.30pm. A crew from Hailsham also attended.

Wednesday, January 13: A person was released from a broken down lift by firefighters at a block of flats in Uckfield at 4pm.

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Halland.

Read tips about winter driving from the fire service here.

Home safety visits, designed to raise awareness of safety matters in the home, are always available across the local communities. These visits include the fitting of free smoke alarms where required and are undertaken by firefighters from your local fire station.

For free home safety advice ring 0800 177 7069 or visit Home Safety Visits

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