A file photograph of the air ambulance helicopter on a mission earlier this year to Uckfield

Brighton car driver arrested after crash with motorbike near Uckfield

Updated at 5pm on October 19

Sussex Police are investigating a collision between a car and a motor-cycle on the A26 at Rose Hill, near Uckfield,  Monday, October 17, which left a 48-year-old man from Fairwarp critically injured.

The air ambulance was summoned to help the motor-cyclist and landed in Uckfield.

He was riding a green Kawasaki ZX 1400 north at 6.55pm when it was in collision with a blue Audi A3 Sport outside the Halfway House public house.

The biker suffered multiple injures and was treated at the roadside before being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The car driver, a 66-year-old man from Brighton, sustained minor injuries.

The road between Uckfield and Lewes was closed for four hours at its junctions with the A22 Little Horsted roundabout, Uckfield, and Horsted Lane and Kiln Lane, Isfield, while forensic collision investigators examined the scene.

Officers would like to talk to anyone who saw the collision or who noticed either vehicle prior to it occurring. They should email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Oceanic.

A 66-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention. Following questioning, he was released on bail until Saturday, December 3, while inquiries continue.

Our original story, published on October 18

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance landed in Uckfield yesterday (October 17) evening to help a road crash victim.

A motor-cyclist suffered thorax, abdomen, lower arm, hand and lower leg injuries in a road accident.

The rider was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton by road ambulance, accompanied by medics from the air ambulance.

The helicopter was called after a crash on the A26 and landed at a pre-surveyed site at West Park.

The air ambulance is not part of the NHS and relies on public support to keep it flying.

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