Person ‘seriously injured’ in Larkspur Drive incident

Police are investigating after a person was seriously injured in an incident in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne, on Saturday evening (April 20).

Sunday, 21st April 2019, 10:24 am
Updated Sunday, 21st April 2019, 2:57 pm
Police on scene in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-190421-091828001
Police on scene in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-190421-091828001

Officers were sent to a collision between a car and a scooter at 6.13pm.

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Emergency services including an air ambulance rushed to the scene where the scooter driver was seriously injured.

Police on scene in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-190421-091806001

According to police, the driver of the car failed to stop after the crash.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said in a statement this morning (April 21), “The rider of the scooter was taken to hospital where he’s described as stable having suffered serious but not life threatening injuries.

“The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene. Due to the circumstances this is being investigated as a crime by detectives.

“Any witnesses to the incident are urged to contact Sussex Police with the reference Operation Foxmere.”

An air ambulance was sent to the scene SUS-190421-092008001

Contact Sussex Police online at www.sussex.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Foxmere.

All photos by Dan Jessup.

Police on scene in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-190421-091744001