Air ambulance helicopter attends Framfield crash scene

Update at 4.12pm: Police said an accident attended by an air ambulance helicopter yesterday at Palehouse Common, Framfield, involved a car and an 18-year-old local man who was out jogging.

The police said the man’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The car driver was not hurt.

The cause of the collision is being investigated.

Uckfield News story published at 6am on Tuesday, October 11: An helicopter flew in medical personnel to treat a pedestrian who received multiple injuries in a road crash at Framfield yesterday (October 10).

Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance attended.

Air ambulance logo landscape

The helicopter landed in a nearby field.

Members of its Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team assisted at the scene.

The patient was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton by road with head, upper arm, abdomen and lower leg injuries.

The air ambulance received a call for assistance at 8.20am and responded in 18 minutes.

*The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations.



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