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24/04/2019


Police warning after second Easter fatal motorcycle collision near Rye
Sussex Police are warning road users to take care following a second motorcyclist fatality in two days.
A man died and another was arrested following a collision near Rye on Saturday afternoon (April 20).
Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to the scene between the A259 junction and Northpoint Beach at 2.14pm where the red Suzuki motorcycle and a Ford Ranger had collided.
A 39-year-old man from London, who was riding the Suzuki, was critically injured in the collision and sadly died at the scene. His next-of-kin have been informed. The driver and a woman passenger in the Ford Ranger sustained suspected back injuries and shock and were taken to hospital for treatment.
A 26-year-old man from Dartford in Kent, who was riding another motorcycle in the area at the time, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remained in custody on Saturday evening.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen any of the vehicles involved in the area in the time leading up to it. This includes the movements of a group of motorcyclists who may also have been riding between Camber and Hastings on Saturday afternoon and came to the attention of other motorists.
Please email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Thorncroft.
The road remained closed until just after 10pm while rescue, recovery and collision investigation work were carried out.
Less than 48 hours earlier a 63-year-old motorcyclist died when his machine was in collision with two other vehicles on the A27 at Wilmington on Thursday evening (April 18).
Sergeant Richard Hobbs, from the Sussex roads policing unit, said: "We tend to see a spike in serious injury collisions involving motorbikes around this time of year, especially on fine weekends and Bank Holidays. If you haven't been out for a while, or even if you have, ride carefully and stay aware.
"Similarly, other road users need to be aware of the Think Bike! message - be mindful of riders and look carefully, especially before turning, exiting junctions or similar manoeuvres.
"Whatever reason brings you out on to the roads please use and enjoy them safely and considerately."
 
Witnesses sought to collision between motor-cycle and car in Eastbourne
Police in Eastbourne are seeking witnesses to what is believed to have been deliberate collision between a motor-cyclist and car, in which the motor-cycle rider sustained serious injuries. The car did not stop at the scene
Shortly after 6pm on Saturday (20 April) the 23-year-old Eastbourne man was knocked off a the motor-cycle he was riding, at the junction of Friday Street (B2104) and Larkspur Drive in Eastbourne.
He was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious back and arm injuries, including a stab wound to his back believed to have been sustained during the incident. However he is currently in a stable and not life-threatening condition.
The car, described as silver VW Golf, drove away.
Detective Inspector Daniel Dugan said; "This incident may have caused another uninvolved driver to take evasive action and we would like to speak to this potential witness in particular, along with anyone else who may have seen something
"We believe this collision may have been a deliberate act, but it is an isolated incident in which the people involved are known to each other.
"If you saw what happened or have any other information please contact us by calling 101, quoting Operation Foxmere.
"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
No arrests have been made at this stage.
 



 
 

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