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Two children and two adults were injured after a car veered off a seaside promenade and crashed on to a beach at Galley Hill, Bexhill in East Sussex, yesterday. A police spokesman said the car shot forward along a grass verge, struck a shelter on De La Warr Parade before veering across the promenade. It collided with iron railings along the sea front and fell 15 feet down on to the shingle beach, landing on its roof near where the two children were playing.

The four were taken to Conquest Hospital in Hastings. Police said the driver of the car and his female passenger sustained serious injuries and were being detained in hospital overnight. The children received only minor injuries after being hit by flying debris and were unlikely to be kept in hospital. The cause of the accident is not yet known. Matthew Brace