Motorcyclist seriously hurt at Bury black spot

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A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after suffering ‘serious injuries’ in a collision on the A29 at Bury on Sunday (September 7).

The 57-year-old from Shoreham-by-Sea was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after his red Yamaha motorcycle was in collision with a black Audi A3 near Charlie’s Farm Shop, police said.

The car driver, a 32-year-old man from Horsham, was unhurt.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said that the man remains in a serious condition in hospital following an operation.

The A29 at Bury Hill is a notorious accident black spot.

Two weeks ago motorcyclist William Ruewell, 20, from Billingshurst died following a collision at the bottom of Bury Hill.

In a tribute last week, William’s parents Philip and Barbara described him as their ‘beautiful young man’.

In March of this year Oliver Bird, 37, from Shoreham lost his life in a crash about half a mile south.

Oliver sadly died at the scene on the A29 near Arundel after his black Kawasaki was in collision with a blue Audi A4, driven by a 69-year-old woman from Pulborough.

This latest accident happened at around 4.45pm on Sunday and the A29 was temporarily closed northbound while emergency services were at the scene.

The Sussex Police spokesperson added: “Bury Hill is popular with motorcyclists and there have been two serious collisions there involving motorbikes in the last couple of weeks, one sadly fatal.

“All road users need to be aware of each other and you need to not only ‘think bike’ but also think cyclist, horse-rider and pedestrian alike.

“As the nights draw in, everyone should also make sure that they are as visible as possible.”

West Sussex County Council’s ‘The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership’ works to try and reduce the number of individuals killed and seriously injured each year on Sussex’s roads.

The scheme uses a blend of education, engineering and enforcement, the partnership takes a data-led approach to prioritising key issues and developing sustainable road safety improvement initiatives.

Anyone who saw what happened on September 7 and who has not yet spoken to police is asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 1142, of 7/9.