Police Appeals for Witnesses

Accident on A27

Sussex Police are seeking witnesses after a motor-cyclist was seriously injured when he came off his machine on the Pevensey-by-Pass.

At 2.45pm on Saturday (31 March) a large group of motorcycles was travelling west on the A27 Pevensey by-pass, west of Walls End roundabout, when several of the group collided.

One of the riders, a 51-year-old man from Westcliff-on-Sea, sustained a serious head injury and less serious chest and back injuries, and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where his condition is assessed as potentially life-changing.

Two other riders came off their machines and one sustained slight injury for which he did not require hospital treatment. The other man was unhurt. 

Anyone who saw what happened or who saw the group in the moments leading up to the collision, is asked to contact the police or by calling 101, quoting Operation Mercury.


Accident on A259

Sussex Police are also appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A259 at Hooe which left the driver and a passenger with serious injuries.

A BMW 5 series car travelling westbound between Bexhill and Eastbound on the Marsh Road at Hooe left the road between the junction of Green Lane and B2095 and collided with trees and signage shortly before 2.45pm on Friday (30 March).

The driver a 33-year-old man from Polegate sustained head injuries, a broken arm and a broken leg and is being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. A seven-old boy who was a passenger suffered a serious head injury and is being treated at Kings College Hospital, London. His condition is described as critical. The front seat passenger a 25-year-old woman from Polegate sustained slight injuries.

Sergeant Huw Watts said: “We would like to hear from anyone who either witnessed the collision or who may have seen the vehicle being driven prior to the collision. We would also like to thank drivers for their patience while the road was closed for five hours while we dealt with the incident.”

Any witnesses are asked to contact police by calling 101 quoting Operation Lakeshore.