Sussex lorry crash leaves car driver seriously injured

A HGV driver has been arrested following a collision involving a car near Uckfield. Police say the driver of the car was rushed to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Officers were called to the incident on Lewes Road, Blackboys at about 8pm on Monday (September 12) evening.

Both vehicles were recovered and the road was later reopened on Tuesday afternoon. Sussex Police has confirmed a 30-year-old man from Crowborough has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue. READ MORE: Sewage pumped continuously for 36 hours into English Channel off East Sussex by Southern Water

A spokesperson said: "Police were called to a collision between a car and a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) on Lewes Road, near Blackboys, at about 8pm on Monday (September 12). The driver of the car was taken to hospital with serious injuries. They are not considered to be life-threatening.

"Both vehicles were recovered, and the road was later re-opened. A 30-year-old man from Crowborough has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue. "Anyone with any relevant information or footage of the collision can email [email protected], quoting Operation Blackstone."

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