A26 Uckfield Crash Motorcyclist Critical Injuries

20 October 2016, 07:55 | Updated: 20 October 2016, 08:01

Police are investigating a collision between a car and a motorcycle on the A26 at Rose Hill, near Uckfield, on Monday 17 October which left a 48-year-old man from Fairwarp critically injured.

Motorcyclist was riding a green Kawasaki ZX 1400 north at 6.55pm when it was in collision with a blue Audi A3 Sport outside the Halfway House public house.

He sustained multiple injuries and was treated at the roadside before being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The car driver, a 66-year-old man from Brighton sustained minor injuries.

The road between Uckfield and Lewes was closed for four hours at its junctions with the A22 Little Horsted roundabout, Uckfield, and Horsted Lane and Kiln Lane, Isfield while forensic collision investigators examined the scene.

Officers would like to talk to anyone who saw the collision or who noticed either vehicle prior to it occurring quoting Operation Oceanic.

A 66-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention. Following questioning, he was released on bail until Saturday 3 December while enquiries continue