Billingshurst woman taken to hospital after car hits Petworth power cable pole

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A 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital after a car ‘demolished’ a power cable pole on Sunday (May 31).

Heavy goods vehicles had to be diverted away from the A283 north of Petworth following the incident on Sunday.

The silver Vauxhall Astra left the road at Hampers Green and hit the pole around 11.40pm. The road remained closed into Monday morning (June 1) and police were at the scene directing traffic.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A 25-year-old woman from Billingshurst who was driving the car was taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester for treatment to minor injuries. The road was cleared by 6.40am on Monday morning.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1482 of 31/05.