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Witnesses sought to fatal collision on the A27 near Polegate

News   •   Aug 09, 2019 15:18 BST

We are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a car and a motorcycle on the A27 Lewes Road between Polegate and Alfriston that occurred shortly after 7am.

Sadly the motorcyclist, a 37-year-old man from Chelmsford in Essex riding a white Honda CBR600, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed.

The collision occurred just east of Wilmington crossroads and led to the A27 being closed in both directions. The road re-opened just before noon. The car driver invoilved, a 53- year-old man from Newhavenn in a blue Audi A4, was uninjured.

Sergeant Stacey Ellott, of the Surrey and Sussex roads policing unit, said: "The closure inevitably caused significant disruption to traffic and we would like to thank drivers who had to take alternative routes for their patience and understanding.

She added: "The circumstances are being fully investigated and so we would appreciate hearing from anyone who witnessed the collision, who may have dash-cam footage, or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the collision occurred to get in touch."

Anyone able to help is asked to contact Sussex police online, by emailing collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Account.

Author:Nigel Jarrett
Ref: SXP55192/2019.