Driving alert follows torrential rain in Sussex
Motorists in Sussex are being urged to take extra care following recent torrential downpours.
A woman had to be freed by firefighters when her car careered into a hedge after hitting a large puddle in Ditchling Road, Brighton on Thursday.
Sussex Police said she was not seriously injured in the accident.
A spokesman for the force said: "Please adjust your driving to the conditions and slow down before you find it's too late to do so."
He added: "Some of the showers are particularly heavy and localised and are creating large puddles or even flash flooding right across some roads."
The Met Office issued a severe weather warning of heavy rain in the South East on Thursday afternoon.