VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after collision in Broadbridge Heath

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A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a collision in Broadbridge Heath this morning (Wednesday May 20).

The male cyclist suffered injuries including a head injury, a spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said.

He was treated at the scene before being flown to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

The A281 was closed due to the collision near Newbridge Roundabout and to allow the air ambulance to land nearby.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said the collision involved a cyclist and a vehicle, believed to be a car with a trailer.

The spokesperson described the incident, which happened just after 9am, as ‘serious’.

Serious RTC at the junction of the A281 and the A264 at Broadbridge Heath involving a bicycle. SR1510834. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150520-113044001

Serious RTC at the junction of the A281 and the A264 at Broadbridge Heath involving a bicycle. SR1510834. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150520-113044001

The A281 was closed by police at around 9.20am and reopened at around 12pm.

Emergency services remain in attendance and there are delays in both directions at the A264 junction.

There is heavy congestion on A264 Five Oaks Road to the Lyons Road junction, and on the A264 to the Old Wickhurst Lane junction.

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

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

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