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UPDATE: Arrest made after fatal A29 crash

Police at the scene of a fatal crash in Bury             PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell SUS-140826-105105001

Police at the scene of a fatal crash in Bury PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell SUS-140826-105105001

A TOURIST has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist from Billingshurst was killed on the A29 in Bury on Sunday (August 24).

The 20-year-old motorcyclist, who was riding a Honda VFR 800F motorcycle, suffered fatal injuries when he hit a car at around 4.30pm outside the Squire and Horse pub.

He had been travelling south in the company of another motorcyclist, also 20, from Fernhurst, Haslemere, in Surrey – riding a Kawasaki ZXR400 – who was unhurt.

The car was a Volvo V40 hatchback driven by a 69-year-old man on holiday in the UK from his home in Bermuda.

He suffered shock, and his passenger, a 64-year-old woman also from Bermuda, sustained a broken collar bone, whiplash and shock.

Both were taken to St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, for treatment.

The 69-year-old car driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police announced today (Tuesday, August 26).

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Stanley.

 

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