Breaking: Motorcyclist dies in Eastbourne accident

Police at the scene of this morning's tragedy. Photo by Dan Jessup
Police at the scene of this morning's tragedy. Photo by Dan Jessup

A motorcyclist died today (Monday, October 3) in a collision on the A259 East Dean Road at Eastbourne.

The 66-year-old rider was driving his BMW machine close to the junction of Cherry Garden Road at 10.10am when he collided with a garden wall.

He was fatally injured and sadly died at the scene.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulances said, “Two ambulance crews attended the scene following reports of an incident involving a motorbike today.

“Sadly despite everyone’s best efforts the male motorcyclist died at the scene.”

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw the motorcyclist riding in the area in the time leading up to the tragedy to email or call 101 quoting Operation Roswell.

The road, which was closed while recovery and investigation work took place, was reopened at 4.22pm.

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