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Updated: Sussex cyclist hit by lorry this morning dies after being airlifted to London hospital

Adult male cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries, according to reports; police seek witnesses

A Sussex cyclist who was airlifted to hospital in London this morning after being struck by a lorry has died from the injuries he sustained in the incident, which happened shortly after 7am on the A259 De La Warr Road in Bexhill.

The Argus, which stated that the cyclist was an adult male, reports that a man was taken into police custody for failure to stop, although there was no confirmation of whether he was the driver of the lorry involved in the incident.

A statement from Sussex Police confirmed that De La Warr Road had been closed between Brett Road and King Offa Way, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 173 of 12/4.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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notfastenough | 12 years ago

RIP. Again.

Simon_MacMichael | 12 years ago

That's terrible news. Thanks for the update.

Darkerside | 12 years ago

Argus report now updated - cyclist didn't make it.

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