Importance of child seats stressed after Duncton crash


THE importance of properly fitting children’s car seats have been stressed by firefighters after two small children escaped virtually unhurt when a car flipped over on Duncton Hill on Saturday night (July 11)

Firefighters from Petworth were called to exactly the same location on the A285 where the driver of a £200,000 McLaren supercar was involved in a horror crash last summer.

Crew manager Matt Gamblen said: “The children were uninjured except for a scratch on the little girl’s leg. Wearing correctly fitting seat belts definitely saved their lives.”

One vehicle was involved in the crash.

The children’s grandparents and mother were also in the car, but no-one was trapped.

Two paramedic cars and an ambulance were sent to the scene and first aid was given to all five involved in the accident.

A woman, who was suffering from chest pain, and a man, who was suffering from a head injury, were taken to St Richards Hospital in Chichester for further treatment.

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