Teenage biker injured in Hankham crash

A TEENAGE MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured in a collision in Hankham.

The 17-year-old rider was involved in a collision on the B2104 Hailsham Road at the junction of Milton Street, Hankham, at around 10.10am yesterday, March 25.

The boy was travelling on a 125 Yamaha and he was the lead motorcycle in a group of four. They were all riding in the direction of Stonecross.

Police said the teenager left the road and hit a bus-stop pole, after mounting the grass verge.

Paramedics were called to the scene and he was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The teenager was transferred to Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, where he remains in a critical condition.

PC Douglas Park, from the roads policing unit, said: “The rider was travelling with friends in a convoy of motorcycles when the collision happened. This has been very distressing for his friends and for his family. I am appealing to anyone who saw the four small motorcycles travelling along Ersham Road or Hailsham Road to please contact police.”

The road was temporarily closed between Shepham Lane and Hankham Road to allow access for emergency services.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Dormer.