BREAKING: Motorcyclist dies in Polegate crash

Sussex Police. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150531-082237001
Sussex Police. Pic by Steve Robards SUS-150531-082237001

A motorcyclist died after he was in collision with a tipper lorry on the A27 Lewes Road at Polegate yesterday afternoon (Monday).

The 33-year-old Seaford man was riding his Honda motorbike at 5.10pm westbound near Folkington Road when he collided with a Volvo tipper lorry, which was travelling east. He sadly died at the scene.

The lorry driver, a 45-year-old man from Eastbourne, was not injured.

The road was closed for six hours for investigation and the vehicles to be removed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and are keen to talk to a cyclist who was travelling in the westbound carriageway. He was wearing a high viz coat, a blue cycle helmet and was holding a carrier bag.

Anyone with any information email or ring 101 quoting Operation Waltham.