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Woman taken to hospital after car flips on Reigate Rd near Gatwick

The accident caused delays in both directions.

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A woman taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries after a car she was reportedly driving flipped onto its roof.

The incident occured on Reigate Road in Hookwood approximately just two miles from Gatwick Airport.

Photos from the scene show the vehicle upside down with significant damage.

A recovery lorry was able to collect the damaged vehicle.

Another vehicle was in a layby opposite with damage to the rear side and a flat tyre.

It is not yet clear how the accident occured but police had to close the road for a short period of time while a recovery lorry removed the car from the scene.

Police collect debris from the scene.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said:

“At 10.32 this mothing (Thursday) we sent two response cars and an ambulance to a car that rolled over on Reigate Road, Hookwood. A woman was taken to East Surrey Hospital for further treatment.”

An update from Surrey Police said the woman did not have any life threatening injuries.

The road has since been reopened and traffic is moving through the area normally.

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‘End the Rail Rip-Off’ says Crawley Council Leader

The call comes just as prices have been announced to increase for another year.

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Cllr Peter Lamb who is also the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley has called for an end to the ‘Rail Rip-Off’ after it was announced that rail fares are to increase for another year.

Cllr Lamb says that the price of a season ticket between Three Bridges and central London has risen by over £1,100 since the Conservatives returned to Government while at the same time average real wages have fallen.

His call comes as more commuters question the quality of the services they are enduring with more and more taking to social media to complain of the lack of facilities and delays.

Cllr Peter Lamb, said:

“Like many residents, I depend upon the rail network to get to work. I know the frustration of being asked to pay out more and more every year for a service that just keeps getting worse. It’s time we had MPs who were willing to end the Rail Rip-Off and give the public back control over the nation’s railways.“

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