Motorcyclist in collision

The approach to the bend

Reports have reached us of a motorbike accident which occurred on bank holiday Monday, May 5. Coming from the Strand and approaching the sharp left hand bend near Alsford Timber store, the rider apparently pulled out into the path of an oncoming car and was thrown into the windscreen.

A passer-by returning from the allotment gardens witnessed the man lying in the road, with emergency services present. He appeared to be talking with a police officer, but it is not known whether he had sustained injury. Sussex Police have been approached for further information.

Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .


  1. As usual bikes were speeding all over the town, and the bike in question was allegedly popping wheelies along there before misjudging the corner. It’s the families and driver of the car that I feel sorry for. He was lucky he didn’t end up dead and there is no policing of these idiots. In Military Rd they were belting along and people with young kids were going to the Globe for lunch. If there was a collision I think we all know what the outcome would be.
    It’s pathetic riding. If you want to race, do a track day and if you kill yourself there then that’s your issue. Sadly, I think it will take a fatality in the town before anything gets done about it and with summer approaching, it will only get worse.

  2. As a resident of South Undercliff, I can vouch that the volume of traffic and the noise on that particular day
    (Jack-in-the-Green in Hastings) was horrendous.
    As residents we have to endure speeding traffic every day of the week, with lorries mounting the very narrow pavement to squeeze past each other. What we need is signage on the road and on the lamp posts reminding drivers it is a 30mph zone!!
    I did write to our local MP Sally-Ann Hart about this issue and her office replied saying that she is very concerned generally about the speed on the roads in and out of Rye. Highways England are responsible for the A259 and I have written to them several times but they always come up with reasons why things cannot be done. A bit of consideration for the residents of the town wouldn’t go amiss!!


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