Eastbourne’s Lottbridge Drove closed after serious collision

Emergency services including an air ambulance are at the scene of a serious collision on a busy Eastbourne road.

Lottbridge Drove has been closed in the southbound lane after the incident near the crossing by Tesco Extra at around midday today (October 10).

The air ambulance was seen landing in Five Acre Field after the collision, which involved a motorcyclist and another vehicle.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, “Emergency services were called to a serious collision involving a motorcyclist and a car on Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, at 11.49am on Wednesday (October 10).

“The motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries. The road is closed southbound between the Tesco roundabout and Birch Road and the Staples roundabout with Seaside.

“There are no further details at this time.”

Photo by Dan Jessup

Photo by Dan Jessup

Sussex Traffic Watch tweeted at 12.55pm, “Lottbridge drove northbound travel time from Tesco roundabout to Cross Levels Way around 30mins. All surrounding diversion routes very congested.”

The road was reported as reopened at 4.55pm.

Photos taken by Dan Jessup and Helen Kitching.

The air ambulance in five acre field, photo by Helen Kitching

The air ambulance in five acre field, photo by Helen Kitching