VIDEO UPDATE: Man in life-threatening condition after severing foot in Horsham hospital collision

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A man has severed his foot and is in life-threatening condition after a collision in Horsham Hospital car park this morning (Thursday March 20), police have confirmed.

Emergency services including the Sussex Air Ambulance were called to the scene in Hurst Road at around 10.45am.

JPCT 200314 Incident outside Horsham Hospital . Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140320-121608001
JPCT 200314 Incident outside Horsham Hospital . Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140320-121608001

Initial reports from police indicated a car was involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

However this has been dismissed and it has been confirmed that the car had collided with street furniture.

The 89-year-old driver severed his foot and is in a life-threatening condition, said a spokesperson for Horsham police.

An air ambulance landed on playing fields at neighbouring Collyer’s college.

JPCT 200314 Incident outside Horsham Hospital . Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140320-121706001
JPCT 200314 Incident outside Horsham Hospital . Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140320-121706001

The driver was placed on a stretcher and taken to the helicopter.

He was airlifted to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and is now in a life-threatening condition, a police spokesperson said.

A Road Policing Unit have been at the scene to investigate, but have not been able to establish the cause of the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Graduate.

JPCT 200314 Incident outside Horsham Hospital . Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140320-121632001
JPCT 200314 Incident outside Horsham Hospital . Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140320-121632001
 

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