Car crash on A259 Pevensey Bay Road
A car crashed into a ditch on the A259 Pevensey Bay Road today (Friday, 7 May 2010) causing injuries to the driver who was trapped for 90 minutes.
Gavin Turner, a member of SIMCAS (South East Coast Immediate Care Scheme), was the first medical responder on scene. Assisted by an off-duty A+E nurse and they stabilised the patient. Working together with paramedics from South-East Coast Ambulance service and Sussex Fire and Rescue, it took the team one and a half hours to rescue the elderly man from his car.
It is believed that the man had been taken ill whilst driving causing him to lose control. He was admitted to Eastbourne Hospital.
Gavin said “it was a very well-managed incident where seamless teamwork helped the patient get to hospital as quickly as possible”.