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Crawley bus stop: Drug-driving arrest after detached trailer injures pedestrians

Tollgate Hill crash Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL
Image caption A man and a woman were hit by the trailer

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving after two people were injured when a trailer detached from a lorry and hit pedestrians near a bus stop in Crawley.

Medics were sent to the scene by helicopter after the collision in Tollgate Hill at 11:25 GMT, South East Coast Ambulance (Secamb) said.

A man and woman were taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

The road was closed until 15:20 GMT.

Image copyright EDDIE MITCHELL

One of the pedestrians was taken to the major trauma centre at Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton, by ambulance. The other was taken to East Surrey Hospital, Secamb said.

Police said a 54-year-old man, from Chertsey, Surrey, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and "driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit".

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