Three seriously injured in separate West Sussex traffic collisions

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Three people suffered serious injuries in separate road traffic incidents over the weekend.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision which involved a cyclist.

At 2am on Saturday (August 18) a taxi and cyclist, both travelling west on the A27 Old Shoreham Road collided near to Grinstead Lane, Lancing.

The cyclist, a 38-year-old local man, suffered from serious injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the taxi, a 58-year-old man from Rustington, attended Royal Sussex County Hospital suffering from minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Swinford.

A motorcyclist was involved in a collision on the A259 Via Ravenna in Chichester yesterday morning (Sunday August 19).

At around 11am the orange and black Suzuki motorbike left the road and collided with a lamp post, leaving the 21-year-old rider from Chichester with serious injuries.

He was airlifted to a hospital in Southampton where he remains.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “We are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this collision and would appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the motorcycle on Via Ravenna before to contact Sussex Police.

“The road was closed until 4.45pm while police carried out an investigation. This caused a lot of traffic disruption in the area and we would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Duffield.

At around the same time yesterday a 26-year old local woman pedestrian was in collision with a red Peugeot 106 car on the A23 Crawley Avenue at the junction with Gossops Drive.

She was taken by road to Kings College Hospital in South London with serious head and chest injuries.

The 65-year old local woman driving the car was unhurt. Nobody else was in the car.

A Sussex Police spokesman said; We would like to speak to anybody who has information about this incident. If you can help, please call us via 101 quoting Operation Eynsford.”