Cyclist Killed at Fairlight

Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Fairlight Hastings

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision involving a cyclist and car on Battery Hill, Fairlight, near Hastings, shortly before 7am on Thursday (15 June).

Officers and paramedics attended to find the cyclist, a man aged in his 50s from Bexhill, had sustained serious injuries. Despite efforts to resuscitate him, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The car, a white Vauxhall Agila hatchback, was driven by an 88-year-old Hastings woman, who was uninjured.

The road was closed between Waites Lane and the top of Battery Hill while emergency services dealt with the incident. It was re-opened to traffic at 11.15am.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact police by emailing [email protected] or ring 101 quoting Operation Tipton.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Thursday 15 June 2017