‘Life-changing injuries’ after cyclist and lorry accident

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A BOGNOR cyclist suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ after an accident involving a lorry.

Sussex Police said a call came in at 8.40am yesterday, to a collision between a cyclist and a lorry on the junction of Bognor Road on the A259 and Marsh Lane, just outside of Chichester.

The crash was between a green Scania Co-op lorry and a 62-year-old pedestrian who was pushing a bicycle.

The Scania lorry was travelling towards Bognor on the A259 south-east of Chichester when the collision occurred close to the junction with Marsh Lane.

An air ambulance was called after the pedestrian was left with injuries to his leg and thorax. He was airlifted to Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton.

Police closed the road until 10.20am.

The driver of the lorry was a 56-year-old man from Southampton, and he was unhurt.

Following surgery, the injured man’s condition was described as ‘stable’.

Any witnesses to the accident, and anyone who saw the cyclist before the incident should call Sussex Police on 101 with the reference 458 01/06.