Two injured after deer causes car to swerve

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A 19-year-old man and his female passenger, also 19, and both from Crawley, have been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries after their red Peugeot collided with a tree Tuesday (May 29) evening.

Police and emergency services, including West Sussex Fire and Rescue attended High Beeches Lane, Handcross at around 11.45pm.

Sergeant Pete Verney from West Sussex Road Policing Unit said: “This is a very unfortunate incident which could have resulted in life threatening consequences and we wish both casualties a full and speedy recovery.

“The Peugeot was travelling south west along the B2110 when it is thought a deer ran out causing the driver to swerve and hit a tree.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the red Peugeot prior to the collision to please get in touch with us. Please call 101 quoting serial 2005 of 30/05.”

The road was closed for over two hours whilst the injured people were freed from the car and taken to hospital and their car recovered.