Ashdown Forest: Two motorcyclists Die

15 September 2014, 15:35

A driver has been arrested after two young motorcyclists died when their machines collided with his 4x4 on a country road.

The two victims, men aged 19 and 20, died at the scene on the B2026 in Chuck Hatch near Uckfield, East Sussex.

The pair were heading south on a Yamaha R1 and a Kawasaki ZX600 when they hit a green Range Rover, Sussex Police said.

The Range Rover driver, a 52-year-old local man who was treated for shock, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until November 10th.

Sergeant Mark Baker, of the Sussex and Surrey roads policing unit, said two families have been left grieving and he appealed for urgent help in finding out what happened.

He said: "The B2026 is a very isolated road so it is unlikely that there were many motorists that saw any of the vehicles in the area just before the crash.

"However, we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the motorcycles or the Range Rover being driven in the minutes beforehand.''

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Mantell, or email