Four serious road accidents across Sussex have left two people dead and at least four people in hospital with serious injuries.

Sally Lofill, 50, of Meadow Way, Fairlight, near Hastings, was killed when her electrically-assisted pedal cycle collided with a Mercedes 190E saloon.

The accident happened at about 12.30am on Saturday on the A259 New Winchelsea Road in Rye, approximately 500 metres south of the junction with Harbour Road.

Police said Mrs Lofill was pronounced dead at the scene and are appealing for witnesses. A post-mortem examination was carried out today and family members informed.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "Police would like to talk to a man and a woman who were in the vicinity and who may have seen a man walking along the A259 nearby and who may have alerted police to the incident."

A 23-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on police bail until August 31 pending further enquiries.

The road was closed for eight hours as police investigated. In a separate accident, a 43-year-old motorcyclist was killed on the A22 just north of Nutley on Sunday.

The biker, who was from London, was riding northbound on a Suzuki GSXR when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra being driven north and a Fiat Punto being driven south.

The accident happened at 4.35pm and closed the road for four hours.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a 24-year-old man from Bargoed, South Wales, was unhurt, as was the driver of the Fiat, a 55-year-old man from Ayr, Scotland.

Two more accidents over the weekend put four people in hospital with serious injuries.

Firefighters from Lewes, Newhaven and Seaford were called to rescue three people involved in a crash on the A26 at South Heighton, near Newhaven on Saturday.

A 79-year-old woman driver from Barcombe, near Lewes and her 81-year-old male passenger, were both taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries by air ambulance after fire crews cut them free from the wreckage.

The elderly driver and her passenger were travelling in a Mitsubishi Space Star Equippe when it crashed into a Rover at about 10.05am.

A 34-year-old man from Saltdean, Brighton, who was driving the Rover suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital.

In the early hours of Sunday, a 28-year-old man from Haywards Heath driving a Volkswagen Golf left a road and crashed into trees and bushes.

The accident happened at about 2am on the B2036 at Harvest Hill, between Burgess Hill and Ansty. The unnamed driver was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 0845 6070999. Pay your tributes to Mrs Lofill below.