Man badly hurt in lorry crash

A KENT man suffered serious head injuries following a crash between two cars on the A21.

The accident happened at around 1.15pm on Friday on the stretch of road at Kent Street, near Sedlescombe.

A blue Saab convertible, heading north towards London, collided head on with a black Mitsubishi drop side lorry heading south.

The driver of the Saab, a 52-year-old man from Whitstable, suffered a serious head injury in the crash.

He was taken to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings for treatment.

His passenger, an 18-year-old Woking man, was also treated at the Conquest for a back injury.

He was discharged later the same day.

The lorry driver, a 27-year-old man from Rainham, Kent, was not injured in the accident.

It is the fourth serious accident on the A21 locally in the space of a month.

Two people were injured when a two cars collided by the Royal Oak at Whatlington on Saturday November 3.

On Sunday October 28, a 29-year-old Hastings man was hospitalised following a hit and run incident, also at Whatlington.

And on Sunday October 21, a man died when his car collided with a bend, also near the Royal Oak at Whatlington.

Police are appealing for information following the latest accident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0780 of 16/11. Alternatively email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk.