Sussex Police Appeal for witnesses to two accidents

Sussex Police have issued the following appeals for witnesses to two recent accidents.

Hit-and-run driver sought after collision near Sedlescombe

Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision on the B2244 Beech Farm Road, Cripps Corner, close to its junction with Compasses Lane, in which a motorcyclist heading south towards Sedlescombe, was struck by a car travelling in the same direction which failed to stop.

 The incident occurred at 3.25pm on Wednesday (6 June)

 A 29-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea, riding a 125cc Lifan motorcycle, sustained serious hand injuries and grazing, and was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards.

 The car involved, a dark blue or black vehicle, failed to stop.

 PC Becky Knight, of the East Sussex roads policing unit, said: “I’m appealing for the driver of that vehicle, anyone who saw what happened or who may have relevant dash-cam footage, to come forward.” 

 Police can be contacted by phoning 101, quoting serial 850 of 6/06.


Witnesses sought to fatal collision between a car and motorcycle, A259 Barnhorn Road, Hooe

 Police are appealing for witnesses after a car and a motorcycle were in collision at the junction of the A259 Barnhorn Road and Green Lane, Hooe, west of Bexhill-on-Sea, at 8.20am on Thursday (7 June)

The motorcyclist, a 55-year-old man from the Eastbourne area, sustained critical injuries. He was flown to King’s College Hospital, London, by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance, but sadly died.
The car driver, a 41-year-old man from Battle driving a Volkswagen Polo, was also injured and was taken to the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea, for treatment. 

The A259 was closed between the roundabouts at Wallsend, Pevensey and Little Common, Bexhill. Green Lane and nearby Coneyburrow Lane were also shut to traffic.

Sergeant Neil Cox, of the Sussex roads policing unit, said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened, who noticed either vehicle shortly before the collision or who may have dash-cam footage of the incident.

They’re asked to contact us by phoning 101 quoting Operation Cairngorm.”

He added: “We’d also like to thank motorists whose journeys were disrupted because of the necessity to close roads while this sadly tragic incident was being dealt with. Their patience and understanding is much appreciated.”