UPDATE: Birdham crash leaves woman with life threatening injuries

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A 46-year-old woman has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital following a car crash in Birdham, this morning (March 4).

The woman, who was a front seat passenger in a blue Renault Clio, has suffered potentially life threatening injuries.

The driver, a 20-year-old woman, and the rear sit passenger, a 23-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries.

The incident occurred at 9.15am this morning, in Bell Lane.

Sergeant Jim Stobart from West Sussex Road Policing Unit, said: “It is thought the driver may have hit a kerb whilst negotiating a bend which has then caused her to collide head-on with a garden wall.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision and has not yet come forward to please do so.”

Witnesses should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Op Senate or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk

The A286 at Birdham was closed for several hours as police and emergency services attended the collision.