A person in danger of death after a lorry accident in Eastbourne Brighton News

A PERSON on a mobility scooter suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash involving a truck.

The incident happened around 10am this morning in Lottbridge Drove between Cross Levels Way and Birch Roundabout in Eastbourne.

Police have closed the road for accident investigation work and the mobility scooter is still at the scene.

An air ambulance also attended the scene and took the person to Brighton.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

The Argus: The mobility scooter and truck on the sceneThe mobility scooter and the truck on the scene

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: ‘Just after 10.10am on Wednesday June 22, police responded to a collision between a lorry and a person in a mobility scooter in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne.

“The person in the mobility scooter was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious life-threatening injuries. The road remains closed and it is unclear when it will reopen.

“Any witnesses to the collision or who have CCTV footage of it are asked to report it to investigators by emailing or calling 101 quoting Operation Alderstone. ”

The Argus: An investigation into the crash is underwayAn investigation into the accident is ongoing

A South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) spokesperson said: ‘I can confirm that SECAmb was called shortly before 10.15am today at Birch Road / Lottbridge Drive to report a road traffic accident involving a vehicle and a person.

“Ambulance crews were present and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.

“The individual was assessed and treated at the scene and was airlifted to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with potentially serious injuries.”

The Argus: Air ambulance took person to hospital with life-threatening injuriesThe air ambulance took the person to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Footage shows the mobility scooter still at the scene while investigation work into the crash was underway.

The truck can also be seen on the road.

There is traffic due to the road closure to the southbound A22 Golden Jubilee Way at Eastbourne Hospital.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-22 14:14:32

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