Police van and cyclist in collision

Road traffic collision between a pedal bike and a police van. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160929-100147001
Road traffic collision between a pedal bike and a police van. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160929-100147001

A pedal cyclist sustained serious injuries after he and a police van on an emergency call were in collision in Worthing on Wednesday (September 28), police have confirmed.

Police have said the collision occurred at the junction of the A2032 Poulter’s Lane and Offington Drive in Worthing.

Road traffic collision between a pedal bike and a police van. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160929-100108001

Road traffic collision between a pedal bike and a police van. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160929-100108001

The incident occurred at 5.54pm when the police vehicle, a Ford Transit, was westbound on blue lights and the cyclist was travelling south via Offington Drive, say police.

Police confirmed that a local boy, aged 14, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he has been detained for treatment to head and abdominal injuries which were not thought to be life-threatening. No one else was hurt.

Witnesses can email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting Operation Starcross.

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Road traffic collision between a pedal bike and a police van. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160929-100038001

Road traffic collision between a pedal bike and a police van. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160929-100038001

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