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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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Police cordon set-up in Ifield, Crawley after man found deceased by ambulance service



A police cordon has been put in place in Ifield following the discovery of a deceased male.

Police were called to the scene on at Ifield Green on Rusper Road, at 7:47am this morning, 2nd March, after a request by the ambulance service who were attending .

The deceased is believed to be a male in his later thirties to early forties.

Police said that at this time there does not appear to be any foul play and are currently treating it as a medical incident.

The large presence of emergency vehicles and personnel along with the cordon being put in place caused a large amount of speculation on social media.

Police say that enquiries are ongoing to determine the mans identity.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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