Update: Man struck by lorry has died

Reader picture by Chris Newman

Reader picture by Chris Newman

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Update: A man struck by a lorry this morning has died.

The cyclist, an adult male from Bexhill, has been airlifted to a London hospital. It has just been confirmed he has died.

The collision took place on the A259 De La Warr Road shortly after 7am.

The road is closed between Brett Drive and King Offa Way.

A man is in custody for failure to stop.

A witness said: “There were lots of people around. It is bedlam at the moment”

A Sussex Police statement said: “De La Warr Road in Bexhill is currently closed following a collision.

“The road is closed between Brett Drive and King Offa Way.

“Shortly after 7am a collision took place between a cyclist and lorry.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 173 of 12/4.

Did you see what happened?

Email anna.roberts@theargus.co.uk

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11:25pm Thu 12 Apr 12

uwho99 says...

R.I P
R.I P uwho99
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2:50am Sun 15 Apr 12

Will600000 says...

Until a statement is released, it is not fair to say the driver "failed to stop"
It is possible that the lorry driver was unaware that anything had occured.
As an HGV driver I can tell you that yes we use our mirrors, a lot, but it takes a second for a cyclist to weave alongside in traffic without being seen and be hit or swiped by the longer, wider vehicles.
No need to say he or she left the scene until the facts are obtained.
My brother was run over by a women counciler on her way home from a meeting, she hit him head on, he went over the top of the car, she then went home, had a bath then rang the police to say she "might" have hit a young man in her car.
He was in hospital for days, she was cleared of all charges in court !!!!
Until a statement is released, it is not fair to say the driver "failed to stop" It is possible that the lorry driver was unaware that anything had occured. As an HGV driver I can tell you that yes we use our mirrors, a lot, but it takes a second for a cyclist to weave alongside in traffic without being seen and be hit or swiped by the longer, wider vehicles. No need to say he or she left the scene until the facts are obtained. My brother was run over by a women counciler on her way home from a meeting, she hit him head on, he went over the top of the car, she then went home, had a bath then rang the police to say she "might" have hit a young man in her car. He was in hospital for days, she was cleared of all charges in court !!!! Will600000
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