Cyclist seriously hurt in hit and run at Five Ash Down

Police say a cyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a suspected hit-and-run collision at Five Ash Down on Sunday evening (August 21).Police sign

They say the 34-year-old man from High Hurstwood, was found at 10pm on the A26 just north of Uckfield. No other vehicle was on the scene, but the man was able say that he had been hit by a vehicle with ‘large tyres’.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where on Monday he underwent surgery for his injuries.

The road was closed in both directions for around an hour on Monday when evidence was found that needed to be forensically recorded. Police have thanked drivers for their patience and understanding while this essential work was carried out.

PC Jonathan Cook from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision to let us know if they witnessed it or saw a cyclist in the area.

“If it was a larger vehicle, it is possible that the driver may have thought that they had clipped something by the side of the road or perhaps an animal and if so, then we would like to hear from you.

“However, if you are aware that you are the driver involved or perhaps you know someone who has sustained recent damage to their vehicle, then please talk to us now. You can email or call 101 quoting Operation Allerford.”

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