Cyclist airlifted after '˜serious collision' with lorry

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries after a collision with a lorry, according to police.

Saturday, 23rd June 2018, 10:09 am
Updated Monday, 25th June 2018, 2:49 pm

Police said the cyclist, a woman in her 70s, was trapped beneath a lorry following a collision at the Felpham Way junction on Friday (June 22).

A spokesman said emergency services were called at 9.24am, on Friday, to the junction of the A259 Felpham Way with Felpham Road and Downsview Road, Bognor Regis, after a lorry and a cyclist were in collision.

They said the female cyclist suffered potentially life-changing but not life-threatening leg injuries in the incident.

Nearby roads were closed as the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance (KSS) attended the scene.

A spokesman added: “The patient was airlifted to hospital with injuries which are thought to be life-changing rather than life-threatening.

“The incident has been described as a serious road traffic collision.”

Anyone who saw what happened, has dash-cam footage of the collision or other relevant information, was asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 395 of 22/06.

A spokesman for KSS said: “At 9.25am one of our Redhill based aircraft was received HEMS activation and was dispatched to an RTC incident – we lifted from Redhill at 9.28am and our HEMS crew were with the patient at 9.51am after landing on a closed carriageway.

“After receiving treatment, the patient was conveyed to RSCH Brighton, a Major Trauma Centre. Our crews left the scene at 10.34am and arrived at hospital at 11.02am.”

The lorry driver, a 33 year-old man from Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire, was unhurt, according to police.

Anyone who saw what happened, who may have dash-cam footage of the incident or who saw either party shortly before the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 395 of 22/06.

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