Two people were taken to hospital after an accident involving a moped on the A27.

The rider and pillion passenger escaped with cuts and bruises after coming off near the American Express Community Stadium and University of Sussex before 8.40am.

They had been travelling eastbound towards Lewes.

The pair were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

No other vehicles were involved.

Police were able to move the moped to the side of the road but the accident still created heavy traffic in the direction of Lewes.