UPDATE: Cyclist in ‘serious but stable’ condition after bike fall in St Leonards

Emergency services on A259 Eversfield Place after a cyclist fell and seriously injured his head. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-160310-164543001
Emergency services on A259 Eversfield Place after a cyclist fell and seriously injured his head. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-160310-164543001

A 71-year-old cyclist from Hastings is in a ‘serious but stable condition’ after falling off his bike on the seafront in St Leonards yesterday (Sunday, October 2).

Emergency services were called to A259 Eversfield Place at around 8.45am after he suffered serious head injuries in the fall.

The air ambulance on the beach after a cyclist fell and seriously injured his head. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-160310-164558001

The air ambulance on the beach after a cyclist fell and seriously injured his head. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-160310-164558001

A police spokesman said yesterday it was believed the cyclist suffered a medical episode while riding a black Boardman bicycle west along the seafront.

He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he was last reported to be in a serious but stable condition, police said.

The A259 was closed to westbound traffic from the Warrior Square and the Schwerte Way until midday while emergency services were at the scene.

Eastbound traffic was diverted via Warrior Square and St Margaret’s Road.

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed the cyclist riding prior to the incident is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Ashreed.

UPDATE: Cyclist taken to hospital after suffering ‘medical episode’ near seafront

Photos by Paul Ashton.

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Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

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The air ambulance on the beach after a cyclist fell and seriously injured his head. Photo by Dave Johnson SUS-160310-164528001

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