Firefighters release driver from car after serious accident on A22

Update on Thursday, June 16: Police are appealing for information folloing a two car collision on the A22 north of Nutley on Tuesday morning at around 10.20.

One of the drivers, a 64-year-old woman from Horney Common was cut free from her blue BMW and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The other drive, a 39-year-old man from Croydon, was not injured. He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and bailed until June 18.

PC Andy Smith said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened.

“Witnesses can email or call 101 quoting Operation Longtown.”

The original Uckfield News story on June 14: Uckfield and Crowborough firefighters attended a “serious” accident on the A22 at Nutley today.fire_modern_engine

They used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the roof and side of a car to release a driver after the crash which happened at 10.30am.

Uckfield watch manager Ian Ritchie reports on the accident in his fortnightly round-up of fire service activity locally.

He says other calls included:

Wednesday, June 1: Crews from Uckfield and Crowborough attended a call to a roof fire at a property in Crowborough at 5.35pm. The incident was confirmed to be a chimney fire.

Thursday, June 2: Crews from Uckfield and East Grinstead attended a Crowborough supermarket at 2.35pm to release two people trapped in a broken down lift.

Friday, June 3: At 8.55am an Uckfield crew worked with Crowborough’s large animal rescue team to recover a cow from the River Ouse at Newick.

Uckfield firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a hosereel to extinguish a fire in a building at Maresfield at 12pm.

Sunday, June 5: Three serious accidents on the same day saw Uckfield crews working with other stations across the area using hydraulic rescue equipment at each incident.

At 8.55am they worked with crews from Heathfield and Hailsham to cut free an occupant of a pick-up truck after it collided with a tree at Little London near Horam.

At 10.50am they worked with Crowborough crews to release the trapped driver of a car which had overturned on London Road in Crowborough.

At 4pm Uckfield firefighters were again working with a Hailsham crew to cut one person from a vehicle following a two car collision on the A22 at Whitesmith. They also assisted with first aid for two other casualties.

Thursday, June 9: An Uckfield crew were called to assist the Police with an incident in the High Street at 9.15pm.

Tuesday, June 14: A serious road accident on the A22 at Nutley at 10.30am was attended by crews from Uckfield and Crowborough. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the roof and side of a car before the driver could be released.

Follow this link to ESFRS Road Safety Advice

During the past fortnight Uckfield firefighters have also attended calls to fire alarms sounding in Uckfield (6), Forest Row (2), Crowborough and Halland.

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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