Woman crushed to death by generator that fell off lorry

Woman crushed to death by generator that fell off lorry

A 40-year-old woman has died after she was crushed by a generator which fell off the back of a lorry in England.

A man was also seriously injured in the accident which happened near to Etchingham railway station, East Sussex, at 6.55am on Monday.

The driver of the lorry, a 42-year-old man from Ashford, Kent, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to a report of a generator having fallen off a Ford Transit flatbed lorry and hit two pedestrians in Etchingham High Street near the railway station level crossing just before 6.55am on Monday.

"A 40-year-old woman sadly died at the scene. A man aged 44 also suffered serious injuries and was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. He is in a stable condition."

The driver has been released on bail pending further police inquiries until October 5, the spokesman added.

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