UPDATE: Four injured in car and motorcycle crash on A259

Road and traffic news.
Road and traffic news.

Four people were taken to hospital after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on the A259 near Hooe last night (Thursday, September 1).

Emergency services including the air ambulance were sent to the stretch of road by the Lamb Inn at around 10.15pm.

A 51-year-old man from St Leonards was riding a chrome Triumph Thunderbird when it crashed with a blue Toyota Aygo driven by a 64-year-old Pevensey Bay woman.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bexhill and Eastbourne released one person from the wreckage.

The biker suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton as a priority – his condition this morning was described as critical.

His pillion passenger, a 44-year-old woman, also from St Leonards, was taken to the same hospital suffering with fractured ribs and two broken fingers.

The driver of the car and her 78-year-old male passenger were taken to Conquest Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Vegas.

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