A motorcyclist was seriously injured after colliding with debris on the A23 near Patcham.
Emergency services were called to the scene north of the A23/A27 junction, just before the Pyecombe turn off, around 3.20pm on Friday, August 2, where a large crate or pallet was reported to have fallen from a lorry. It had been struck by other vehicles creating a large amount of debris, which was then hit by a motorcyclist.
The rider of a Honda CBR 600 RR-7, a 27-year-old man from Burgess Hill, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious leg and hand injuries.
The white flat bed truck, which was northbound, is known to have turned off at the A281 Poynings exit and police are keen to identify it and its driver. Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dash cam footage from the area at the time is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting serial 943 of 02/08.
Author: Andy Freeman