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Report finds Sussex route is UK's 'highest risk road'

The A285 runs between Chichester and Petworth

A new report has found that the UK's highest risk road is a stretch of less than 20 miles in West Sussex.

The number of crashes on the A285 between Chichester and Petworth has risen year on year. The Road Safety Foundation says that is because of the number of bends along the route.

The route runs north to south linking the A27 with the A272 and runs through the South Downs.

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Cyclist dies after crash

A 41-year-old cyclist who was seriously injured in a collision in Bexhill this morning has died in hospital. He was involved in a collision with a lorry while travelling along the A259 De La Warr Road at a round 7am this morning.

Sussex Police say a 60-year-old man who is from Leeds has been arrested in Eastbourne on suspicion of failing to stop and he remains in custody.

The A259 was closed in both directions until around 11am while police investigated the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police quoting Operation Rochester or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Sadly this collision has resulted in the tragic death of a man. We are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision."

– Sergeant Paul Skinner, Sussex Police's Road Policing Unit