UPDATED: Man in his twenties suffers ‘serious injuries’ after crashing with bus

A man in his twenties sustained serious injuries last Friday (October 28) after colliding with a bus in Cuckfield Road, near Burgess Hill.

The crash happened after 7pm outside the Sportsman Pub and the man, who was driving a silver peugeot 206, was taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’, a police spokesman said.

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

The spokesman also confirmed that only the driver was on the bus so there were ‘no passengers to be concerned about’.

He also said there were initial reports that the car was on fire but it was only smoking when police arrived to the scene.

The road was closed for a couple of hours due to the crash.

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Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

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Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

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Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Bus and car crash on Cuckfield Road, Goddards Green. Photo by Eddie Mitchell