Crash closes A285 at Duncton

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Police were called after a car crashed in to a ditch near Upwaltham on the A285 this morning (January 21).

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was also called to the incident at 7.15am.

Two women were in the car - with one having to be cut out using hydraulic equipment. The other woman managed to climb out before crews arrived.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “The A285 was closed at the junction with Duncton Hill, southbound and northbound from the bottom of the hill.”

The road was reopened at 9am.

An ambulance was also called to the scene, and both women were taken to hospital.