UPDATE: Cyclist dies from head injuries in Burgess Hill

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A 68-year-old cyclist, who was found with serious head injuries in a Burgess Hill road yesterday, has sadly died, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called after passers by discovered the man collapsed, with his pedal cycle on top of him, in Mill Road at 5.45am yesterday (Wednesday, February 22), a spokesperson said.

He was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, having sustained life threatening injuries to his head and chest, the spokesperson said.

Sadly the man, who was local to the area, died later that same day, the spokesperson confirmed.

Sergeant Peter Verney said: “This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this time.

“It is currently unclear as to how he sustained such serious injuries and so we are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or witnessed the incident.”

Anyone with information should email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Bearwood.

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