Motorcyclist killed on A26 in Crowborough


Update:  The motorcyclist has now been named as Joshua Field of Gladstone Road in Tonbridge.

Floral tributes and heartfelt messages have been left at the scene of the crash.

A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Tonbridge has died after a collision in Crowborough this afternoon.

Shortly before 3pm, emergency services were called to a collision on the A26 near to Crowborough Beacon Golf Club.  A red and black Suzuki GSXR, ridden by a 24-year-old man from Tonbridge, was with a group of other motorcyclists when it was in collision with a silver Ford Fusion, driven by a 70-year-old woman from Crowborough.

motorcyclist collision killed a26 crowborough sunday 14th may 2017An air ambulance landed on the golf course, but the motorcyclist was sadly declared dead at the scene.

The road was closed both ways for around six hours.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the group of motorcyclists heading north on the A26 in the time leading up to it, to email or call 101 quoting Operation Drape.

Just two hours later, another collision claimed the life of a second motorcyclist on Beachy Head Road near Eastbourne.



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