Cyclist airlifted to hospital after head on collision on Worthing cycle path

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after head on collision on Worthing cycle path

 

A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after colliding head on with another along a cycle path on the A259 Brighton Road in Worthing today (Thursday September 11th).

The collision happened at 11.00 am opposite Brooklands lake. A 74-year-old Southwick man suffered a serious head injury and was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London. He is in a serious but stable condition. The other cyclist aged 36 from Lancing suffered minor injuries.

The cycle path was closed while the incident was being dealt with but re-opened at 2.00 pm.

Sergeant Stewart Goodwin said: “We are appealing for witnesses to come forward, especially two men in a van who are believed to be carpet fitters who stopped at the scene and offered first aid and then drove off before police arrived.

They should contact police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Sandhill.