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Lucky escape as agricultural crashes into bus near Copthorne



A bus driver has had a very lucky escape this morning as his vehicle was hit by a agricultural vehicle near Copthorne.

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The photos show the full extent of the damage caused and the driver was very lucky to escape with only bruising and a broken bone.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident.

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A passer-by called the emergency services who were quick to attend.

Steve Wallis, Managing Director of Southdown PSV said:

“I can confirm that an agricultural vehicle collided with a stationary bus operated by Southdown after overtaking and striking a van making repairs to a pothole in West Park Road, Newchapel shortly after 12:30 yesterday.

Thanks to our driver’s quick reaction to stop his vehicle, he averted a much more serious incident. Our driver sustained minor injuries in this incident and was taken to East Surrey Hospital for assessment but was released shortly after. No passengers were on board at the time of the incident.”


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77-year-old man critical in hospital after being robbed by 3 men in Crawley Boulevard

A despicable crime in daylight in the towns city centre.



A 77 year-old-man is in a critical condition this evening (22nd July) after he was robbed in Crawley town centre.

Following an initial call from the ambulance service, police were called at 15:49 where the man who was on a mobilty scooter was in cardiac arrest.

Police immediately taped off the surrounding area and multiple units were called to the scene.

3 males were arrested for robbery which the police suspect took place near the public toilets close to Marks and Spencer.

The victim is currently in a critical condition after he was flown by helicopter to St Georges Hospital.

Police are still in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing for any witnesses that may have seen the incident in the Boulevard around this time.

If you have any information please contact Sussex Police using 101 and OP SALZBURG Cad no. 0959/22072018 or contact crime stoppers on 0800 555 111

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