COUNTY NEWS: Cyclist airlifted to hospital with ‘potentially serious’ head injury after crash

Serious RTC at the junction of the A281 and the A264 at Broadbridge Heath involving a bicycle. SR1510888. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150520-113031001
Serious RTC at the junction of the A281 and the A264 at Broadbridge Heath involving a bicycle. SR1510888. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150520-113031001

A cyclist suffered a ‘potentially serious’ head injury after a collision with a car this morning (Wednesday May 20).

The incident happened on the A281 in Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham, just after 9am.

The male cyclist was treated at the scene before being airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting following the crash near Newbridge Roundabout.

Police closed the road at around 9.20am to allow the air ambulance to land and forensic teams to investigate. It reopened just under three hours later.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said the injuries sustained by the male cyclist were ‘potentially serious’.

He said: “An ambulance crew and a paramedic in a car attended the scene and we also assigned the air ambulance to the incident.”

A spokesperson for Sussex Police added that the collision involved a cyclist and one vehicle.

The incident and the closure of the A281 led to severe congestion on the A264 Five Oaks Road in both directions, with long tailbacks and delays in the area.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting Operation Linford.

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