Adult male cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries, according to reports; police seek witnesses

A Sussex cyclist who was airlifted to hospital in London this morning after being struck by a lorry has died from the injuries he sustained in the incident, which happened shortly after 7am on the A259 De La Warr Road in Bexhill.

The Argus, which stated that the cyclist was an adult male, reports that a man was taken into police custody for failure to stop, although there was no confirmation of whether he was the driver of the lorry involved in the incident.

A statement from Sussex Police confirmed that De La Warr Road had been closed between Brett Road and King Offa Way, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting serial 173 of 12/4.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.