Motor Cyclist Seriously injured

Motorcycle and van in collision at Camber, near Rye

At 1.50 pm on Sunday (3 April) emergency services were called to New Lydd Road, Camber, near Rye, where a motorcycle and a van had been in head-on collision.

The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old man from Dagenham, Essex, riding a blue Suzuki GSXR600, sustained serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London, for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition.

The van, a silver Volkswagen Transporter, was driven by a 52-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea, who was unhurt.

The road was closed for five hours while the scene was cleared and investigations carried out.

Inspector Adam Hays, of Sussex Police, said: “We believe the motorcyclist was part of a larger group of riders and we are keen to speak to any witnesses.”

Anyone who saw what happened or noticed either the car or motorcycle being driven shortly before the crash is asked to email [email protected] or phone 101, quoting Operation Middleton.

Rye’s Own Bulletin ┬áMonday 4 April