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Farmer, 49, fights for life after tractor crash


Emergency services at the scene of the incident which happened north of Sompting

A FARMER is still fighting for his life after his tractor crashed into a gate.

The 49-year-old was knocked unconscious in the accident on Sunday.

Police said he has severe head injuries.

Sussex Air Amblance airlifted the farmer to hospital after the crash, which happened north of Sompting at Sunday lunchtime.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “At 12.28pm on Sunday police and ambulance were called to Lambleys Lane, off the A27 Sompting bypass, near Worthing, where a farm tractor appeared to have collided with a gate.

“A 49-year-old man from Bramber, believed to be the driver, was found nearby, unconscious and with serious head injuries.

“He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and detained for treatment.

“The circumstances are still being investigated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Standen.

Source: The Argus