Ladder Comes Lose From Lorry and Smashes Windscreen In Rottingdean

via: Nik Stanbridge (flickr)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a ladder came off a lorry and smashed the front windscreen of a car in Rottingdean.

The woman driver, in her 70s, was travelling along the A259 in Rottingdean at 4.45pm on Thursday, November 23, when the collision occurred. The car, a silver Ford Focus, was subsequently written off.

A Police Constable said: “The elderly driver of the car was visibly shaken by this incident and as a result is suffering from shock.

“It is believed the ladder was not securely fastened to the top of the lorry and it has slipped off in transit.

“We are pleading to anyone who may have dash cam footage or witnessed this incident to get in contact with us immediately.”

If you have any information you can report online or call 101 quoting reference 293 of 24/11.

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