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Woman trapped in car after crashing into house

A woman driver was trapped after her car crashed off the road and into a house on the A22 near Hailsham, East Sussex yesterday. A South-East Coast Immediate Care (SIMCAS) Doctor was called to assist with her rescue.

Emergency services were called at about 21:45 yesterday to a car that had collided with a bollard and left the road on the A22 at Lower Dicker near Hailsham. The vehicle demolished the front porch of a house and damaged trees in the front garden and was badly damaged on the side and roof, trapping its 37 year-old woman driver.

Dr Alan Pearce from the emergency medical charity SIMCAS attended. He assisted paramedics and was able to give her advanced pain relief and to help treat her back and shoulder injuries. The trapped woman was finally cut free by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. She was taken by ambulance to Eastbourne District General Hospital.

No-one else was injured in the incident. The road was closed for several hours so that emergency repairs could be made to exposed electrical wiring and enable shoring up of the damaged buildings.

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