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Serious crash at Sheffield Park, near Uckfield

Update on Tuesday, January 12: The A275 was closed in both directions for about four hours yesterday after an accident at the junction of the road with Ketches Lane, at Sheffield Green, just north of Sheffield Park.

Police said the accident involved two vehicles: “One car overturned in a ditch, medically trapping the driver, a man in his 50s, who sustained serious injuries.”

The man was released by firefighters and taken by the Ken, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for assessment and treatment.

Emergency services were called at 11.37am and the A275 was re-opened at 3.35pm.

Updated at 5.30pm, January 11:

BBC Sussex Travel is still warning of “severe” delays caused by the accident on the A275 at Sheffield Park.

Our original story

An injured man was airlifted to hospital today (January 11) after a serious crash at Sheffield Park.

He was the driver of a car involved in the accident at the crossroads of the A275 and two minor roads, writes Paul Watson.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance helicopter landed in a nearby field after being alerted at 11.36am.

The injured person was said to be suffering from “multiple” injuries and was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

South East Coast Ambulance Service, Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue also attended the crash, which caused long delays.

The fire service responded to reports of people being trapped in the vehicles.

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