Cyclist Dies After Collision On Victoria Drive

A 66-year-old cyclist died when he was in collision with a car in Eastbourne on Tuesday afternoon (December 29).

Emergency services were called to the scene in Victoria Drive at 2.55pm following the collision with a black BMW 525 D Sport.

The cyclist, a local man, sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the BMW, a 47-year-old man from Eastbourne, was uninjured. The road was closed while rescue, recovery and investigative work took place and was reopened shortly before 7.30pm.

Sergeant Peter Verney from the Surrey and Sussex road policing unit said: “We are very keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this collision and in particular anyone who may have seen the cyclist in the area in the time leading up to it.

“He was quite distinctive, being an older gentlemen, wearing a cloth cap and with a blue Cobalt mountain bike with a basket on the front.

“If you do have information about this tragic incident, please email or call 101 quoting Operation Aveley.”

A 47-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving. He was later bailed until March 23.

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