Man dies after A29 crash

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a crash on the A29 on Wednesday afternoon (October 14), Sussex Police has said.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 10:56 am
Updated Thursday, 15th October 2020, 2:26 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a collision with a car at Fairmile Bottom, near Slindon, shortly before 3pm. The road was closed both ways until late Wednesday night.

A spokesperson said: "A black Aprilia motorcycle and a silver Vauxhall Vectra were both travelling northeast towards Whiteways Roundabout when they collided, causing the Aprilia to crash into a dark coloured Ford Transit which was parked in a layby on the opposite carriageway.

"Sadly, the motorcyclist – a 50-year-old man from Hampshire – was declared dead at the scene."

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a collision with a car at Fairmile Bottom, near Slindon, shortly before 3pm. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

The driver of the Vauxhall – a 30-year-old man from Storrington – was uninjured, police said.

The spokesperson added: "He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

"Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have recorded either vehicle on dash cam prior to the collision."

Any witnesses are asked to email [email protected] quoting Operation Redman.

A motorcyclist, a 50-year-old man from Hampshire, was declared dead at the scene. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

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Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident Photo: Eddie Mitchell

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