Woman, 76, in serious condition after RTC

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A 76-year-old woman has suffered life-threatening injuries after a road accident that closed a road in Hurstpierpoint.

The head-on collision happened at about 5.30pm on Tuesday at Malthouse Lane.

Sussex Police said a red Suzuki Alto travelling north towards Burgess Hill collided with a blue Vauxhall Corsa travelling south towards Hurstpierpoint.

The driver of the Suzuki, a 76-year-old woman from Hurstpierpoint, suffered serious head injuries, a broken left leg and four broken ribs.

Police described her injuries as “life threatening”.

The woman was treated at the scene by ambulance service paramedics before being taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The Vauxhall was driven by a 44-year-old man from Burgess Hill who suffered minor injuries. He was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Sgt Clare Kenward, of the Road Policing Unit at Haywards Heath said: “The Suzuki driver was seriously injured and had to be cut free from her car.

“Malthouse Lane was closed at its junctions with Chalkers Lane and the A273 Jane Murray Way at Burgess Hill while emergency services were in attendance.”