Tribute to Eastbourne man killed in A27 head-on collision

FATAL RTC (CAR PICTURED HAD FATALITY IN VS FREELANDER)'''A27 Berwick, both ways between Station Road and A2270 Polegate By-Pass'A27 East Sussex - A27 re-opened and queueing traffic earlier in both directions between Drusilla's Roundabout in Berwick and the A2270 Polegate By-Pass junction in Polegate, because of accident investigation
FATAL RTC (CAR PICTURED HAD FATALITY IN VS FREELANDER)'''A27 Berwick, both ways between Station Road and A2270 Polegate By-Pass'A27 East Sussex - A27 re-opened and queueing traffic earlier in both directions between Drusilla's Roundabout in Berwick and the A2270 Polegate By-Pass junction in Polegate, because of accident investigation
6
Have your say

The family of an Eastbourne man killed in a head-on crash on the A27 on Monday night have spoken of their sorrow.

Peter Sinden, of Cavalry Crescent, died in a two car collision on the A27 Lewes Road at Wilmington on Monday evening.

His family said yesterday he would sorely missed by them and his many friends and in a statement released through police said, “The hole he leaves will never be filled.”

Mr Sinden, 57, had been returning home from work in Lancing when his blue Vauxhall Meriva collided with a green Land Rover Freelander travelling in the opposite direction.

The Freelander was being driven by a 58-year-old man from Seaford, who suffered slight injuries and was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital but not kept in overnight.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the collision, which occurred at about 6.30pm some 400 metres east of The Street, Wilmington.

It led to the A27 being closed between Wilmington crossroads and the A2270 Eastbourne Road, Polegate, for several hours.

Mr Sinden was born in Eastbourne and worked in Lancing as a steel worker.

He was a founder member of the South Downs MG Club and more recently a member of Wealden Classics.

His funeral and a celebration of his life will be held on Thursday November 28 at Eastbourne Crematorium.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call 101, quoting Operation Chervil, or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk