COUNTY NEWS: Woman trapped under car is flown to hospital with ‘life-threatening injuries’

The scene of the incident at Pococks Road SUS-150406-131700001

The scene of the incident at Pococks Road SUS-150406-131700001

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A woman who became trapped under her own car while unloading shopping has been airlifted to hospital with ‘life-threatening injuries’.

Emergency services were called to Pococks Road, in Eastbourne, at 11.53am this morning (June 4), to reports of a local woman run over by her own car.

Builders working nearby and a passing taxi driver used pallets to try to raise the car, a Renault Dynamic, after the 79-year-old became trapped beneath it. Firefighters quickly rushed to the scene to help release her.

Once freed, the woman was taken by land ambulance to the Eastbourne DGH, where an air ambulance was waiting to convey her to the major trauma centre at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Sussex Police said the road will be closed for several hours as the forensic collision investigation unit inspect the scene.

Police are not looking for anyone in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “At 11.53am on Thursday (June 4), emergency services were called to an address in Pococks Road, Eastbourne, where a woman was run over by her own car while unloading shopping.

“Builders working nearby and a passing taxi driver used pallets to try to raise the car, a Renault Dynamic, after the woman was trapped beneath it. They were quickly joined by firefighters called to the scene.

“The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and has been flown to hospital by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Westgate.”

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