Two pedestrians seriously injured as car crashes into pub '“ Regional

Two pedestrians in their seventies were seriously injured after a car drove into the front of a pub.

Friday, 4th January 2019, 2:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:24 pm
Two pedestrians were injured in the collision

The car, which was being driven by an 89-year-old woman, crashed into The Three Fishes pub in Worthing at about 5.20pm yesterday.

The road was closed while emergency services treated the injured.

This morning, police issued a witness appeal - and now, a spokesman for Wetherspoons, which runs the pub, has also released a statement.

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Two pedestrians were injured in the collision

Eddie Gershon said the pub was 'effectively closed for a couple of hours' after the incident, and that a member of staff 'dealt with the situation well and helped the emergency services as much as he could'.

He claimed that a family with young children who were customers saw what happened.

He described the damage to the building as 'moderate', including some 'dents and scratches' to a pillar outside the entrance, which would need repairing - but there was no major structural damage.

The pub is open as usual today, he confirmed.

Emergency services at the scene