UPDATED: Elderly man and woman taken to hospital following collision in Burgess Hill

Emergency services were called to the collision last night (December 22)
Emergency services were called to the collision last night (December 22)

An elderly man and woman have been taken to hospital following a collision last night (December 22) in Burgess Hill, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to the two-car collision after 6pm in Keymer Road, Ditchling.

The incident involved a grey Seat Leon and a black Renault Megane and the road was cleared at around 7.30pm, police said.

An 82-year-old man and 74-year-old woman from Hassocks were passengers in the Seat Leon and were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton following the collision, police confirmed.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said both suffered minor injuries.

Firefighters were also called to the collision and one driver was removed from one of the cars prior to arrival, a spokeswoman from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) said.

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