Two motorcyclists killed on Sussex roads

15 May 2017, 11:59 | Updated: 15 May 2017, 12:02

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Two motorcyclists died in separate collisions on the roads of Sussex on Sunday afternoon (May 14).

Shortly before 3pm, emergency services were called to the first collision on the A26, south of Crowborough. A red and black Suzuki GSXR, ridden by a 24-year-old man from Tonbridge, was with a group of other motorcyclists when it was in collision with a silver Ford Fusion, driven by a 70-year-old woman from Crowborough.
An air ambulance landed at the adjacent Crowborough Beacon golf course, but the motorcyclist was sadly declared dead at the scene.
The road was closed both ways for around six hours.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the group of motorcyclists heading north on the A26 in the time leading up to it, to email or call 101 quoting Operation Drape.
Just two hours later, another collision claimed the life of a second motorcyclist on Beachy Head Road, near Eastbourne. A car and motorbike were in collision around 4.50pm, near to the junction with Warren Hill.
A blue Vauxhall Zafira, driven by a 28-year-old woman from Eastbourne was in collision with a green Triumph motorcycle ridden by a 26-year-old man from Newhaven. Sadly, he died at the scene.
The road was closed and was expected to remain so until around 10pm.