Teen moped rider in hospital after smash

The scene of the accident at the junction of Whitley Road
The scene of the accident at the junction of Whitley Road
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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a teenage moped rider was involved in a crash.

The smash between a black Derbi moped and a red Ford car happened at around 12.40pm in Seaside Road on Friday (July 29).

The 17-year-old moped rider was travelling east when he collided with the car which was travelling west and turning into Whitley Road.

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene and the teenager, who lives locally, was taken by ambulance to Eastbourne DGH with serious but not life threatening injuries. The 57-year-old Ford Ka driver received cuts and bruises.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw either vehicle before the incident is asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting serial 784 of July 29.