Cyclist hurt in Hailsham hit and run


Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist and an unknown vehicle were in collision in South Road, Hailsham, at around 11.45am yesterday (Sunday December 9).

The cyclist, a 39-year-old Eastbourne man, was riding out of Hailsham when the vehicle collided with him from behind but failed to stop.

The cyclist fell into the road and suffered a suspected broken left wrist, bruising and grazing.

Sergeant Graeme McKee, of Sussex Police, said, “This incident occurred at a busy location and someone must have seen what happened.

“I would appeal to any witnesses and also the driver of the vehicle involved to come forward. They should phone Sussex Police on 101 or e-mail”

Sgt McKee added, “May I remind drivers of the need to allow plenty of space for cyclists. Unfortunately, some drivers are passing cyclists far too close.

“It is important that drivers think about overtaking cyclists in a safe manner, ensuring that they give plenty of space both to the cyclist and oncoming vehicles.”