Teenage motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision

Emergency services at the scene

Emergency services at the scene

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A TEENAGE motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital from the town centre after a crash left him seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon.

The 19-year-old Eastbourne man was travelling down Devonshire Place, towards the war memorial roundabout, when he crashed into a parked black Ford Ka and came off his bike.

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene shortly after 3pm and a cordon was put in place.

The road remained closed for most of the afternoon.

The Sussex Air Ambulance landed in the gardens behind Peal Court, a block of flats in Devonshire Place, after being called by ambulance crews.

Doctors from Sussex Air Ambulance worked on the man at the scene before airlifting him to Eastbourne DGH.

He remains in hospital with a serious leg injury and was in a stable condition when the Herald went to press yesterday (Thursday).

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen the motorcycle shortly before the crash to call 0845 60 70 999, quoting Operation Drawbridge.