Cyclist dies in New Year’s Day tragedy

RTA on Hastings seafront by Warrior Square. 1/1/15 SUS-150101-113745001
RTA on Hastings seafront by Warrior Square. 1/1/15 SUS-150101-113745001

A cyclist has died after he was in collision with a car on St Leonards seafront in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The collision happened on the seafront at Warrior Square Gardens around 4am today (January 1).

The section of the A259 has been closed while Sussex Police carries out an investigation.

A police spokesman said: “At approximately 4am a collision occurred between a Ford Focus and a pedal cycle.

“After colliding with the cycle the Ford Focus continued for a short distance on the A259 before stopping.

“The male rider of the cycle died at the scene.

“Police are undertaking collision investigation work.

“The road will be closed for some time.

“We are appealing for information.

“Witnesses are asked to call Sussex Police on 101 and quote Operation Ashdown.”