UPDATE: Woman in hospital with head injury following Haywards Heath collision

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A 27-year-old woman has been taken to hospital following a car collision in Haywards Heath last night, involving three other passengers including a baby, police have confirmed.

The woman, from Haywards Heath, had been driving a Peugeot 206 saloon south in Handcross Road, Staplefield, when the car left the road, collided with a hedge and overturned at 9.50pm yesterday (November 2), according to police.

The woman had to be released from the car by firefighters and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, police said.

A spokesperson said: “We have received no update on her condition but initial assessments did not suggest that it was life threatening.”

A 17-year old man and 17-year old woman were passengers in the car, with a baby, a police spokesperson confirmed.

Police said that the woman sustained minor cuts and the man sustained a minor foot injury.

The baby, who is believed to be nearly two years old, was not reported to have been injured, according to police.

No other vehicle was involved, police confirmed.

A spokesman from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) confirmed that the woman and baby girl were both taken to hospital by road ambulance.

An air ambulance attended the scene, but was not required.

A Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were also required at the scene.

The spokesman said the other two passengers needed checking at the scene, but were not taken to hospital.

A spokeswoman from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) said the woman was removed using HRE equipment and a heavy rescue vehicle was required.

Fire pumps were sent from Crawley, Horsham and Turners Hill.

Anyone who saw what happened can contact the police at collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1453 of 02/11.

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