Motorcyclist fights for his life after A259 crash Brighton News

A MOTORCYCLIST is fighting for his life after being hit by a van on an ‘extremely dangerous’ section of a seaside road.

Dozens of emergency services rushed to the scene at the junction of A259 Wellington Road and Church Road, Portslade, this morning.

Members of the public rushed to help the biker, and one was seen performing CPR in the middle of the road.

Several paramedics, including the air ambulance, were also dispatched to the scene.

Images of the crash show the scale of the response to the incident, with debris strewn across the road.

The air ambulance landed at Vale Park, Portslade. However, the injured biker was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton by road ambulance.

The busy seafront road remains closed while officers from Sussex Police investigate the cause of the collision.

A spokesperson for the South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) said: ‘I can confirm that Secamb was called at around 8.25am today to a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a motorbike on the ‘A259, Wellington Road, Portslade.

“Ambulance crews were present and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.

“The motorcyclist was treated before being transported by road to Royal Sussex County Hospital in a serious condition.”

Traffic was brought to a halt as police cordoned off the crash site, causing long queues and delays.

A horrified passerby said the stretch of road was a “death trap” for bikers.

They told The Argus: “This section of the seafront road is deadly for motorbikes.

“It’s absolutely dangerous. Members of the public rushed to give first aid.

“It was shocking.”

A man on his way to work witnessed the aftermath of the accident and described the scene as “horrible”.

He said: “I was on a bus, saw a man lying unconscious with a paramedic performing CPR.

“It was awful, awful.”

Sussex Police have been contacted for comment.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-16 14:49:59

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