Man dies and girl injured after Winchelsea crash


A man has died and three others were hospitalised, including a seven-year-old girl, after a crash involving four vehicles on the A259 in Winchelsea yesterday (Sunday, September 27).

The 41-year-old from Cranbrook, Kent, died last night at Royal Sussex County Hospital after suffering life threatening injuries.

A 47-year-old woman from Winchelsea and her seven-year-old passenger both suffered whiplash and shock from the incident and were taken to the Conquest Hospital.

A 35-year-old woman from Hawkhurst, Kent, suffered a broken pelvis and ankle and she was also taken to the Conquest.

The Cranbrook man crashed his Suzuki motorcycle into the Toyota Yaris car being driven by the Winchelsea woman, the Hawkhurst woman riding a Honda motorbike and a Citroen C1 while travelling west on the A259.

The Toyota was waiting to turn right when they collided.

The 65-year-old driver of the Citreon C1, from Rye, was uninjured.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to email or ring 101 quoting Operation Danebridge.

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