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Elderly couple seriously hurt in collision

Emergency services are at the scene of a road traffic collision which has closed the B2135 between West Grinstead and Partridge Green.

Firefighters released an elderly man and woman whose car left the road and went into a ditch, where it was partially submerged in water. The incident happened at about 12.10pm today (Monday, February 9).

Both were seriously hurt, the woman suffering potentially life-changing but not life-threatening injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the road and seek alternative routes.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Rogate.

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