Man suffers facial injuries after car overturns

According to police, a car overturned onto its roof, trapping an elderly man at the wheel. Picture: George Collins
According to police, a car overturned onto its roof, trapping an elderly man at the wheel. Picture: George Collins

An elderly man suffered minor facial injuries after a car overturned onto its roof on the A259 on Thursday (April 20), according to police.

The incident was reported at the junction of the A259 New Road with the B2187 Mill Lane at Rustington, Littlehampton, police said.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A car had overturned onto its roof, trapping an elderly man at the wheel.

“He was released from the vehicle, believed to be a Volkswagen Golf, within 10 minutes and was found to have sustained minor facial injuries.

“The road was blocked for almost 90 minutes while the incident was dealt with and the scene cleared.”

Crews from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) were also sent to the scene.

A spokesman for SECAmb said: “We were called at 10.43 yesterday to a vehicle that had rolled and was upside down responding with two ambulances and two cars.

“Police and fire also attended.

“Three patients came out of the car and were taken by the two ambulances with relatively minor injuries to Worthing Hospital. Two of the patients described as elderly men.”

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