Man in court following fatal Pulborough hit and run

A man will appear in court this morning (Monday, September 30) in relation to a fatal collision on Friday, September 27,  on the A29 near Pulborough.

A silver Citreon Xsara was travelling southbound on the A29 at 8.05pm at Codmore Hill when it overtook a grey Audi Q7, crossing a double white line onto the opposite carriageway. It collided with a bicycle, lost control and crashed. The driver fled the scene.

The 27-year-old woman rider of the bicycle from Kingsfold sadly died from her injuries at the scene.

Two people were arrested at the scene, a 22-year-old woman from Crawley and a 17-year-old boy from Horsham, for death by dangerous driving, drink driving and theft of a vehicle but have been released without charge.

Samuel Kirk, 26 of Billingshurst, believed to be the driver, was arrested in Storrington. He has been charged with driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Worthing Magistrates today.

Police are also appealing for further witnesses to anyone who was travelling on the A29 around 8pm. Officers want to speak to a cyclist who was seen in the area and would have seen the collision.

Sergeant Stewart Goodwin from the road policing team said: “The cyclist we would like to speak to was travelling north on the A29 but we have no further description of them at all. However they are a key witness to what happened and we urge them to get in touch.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw a silver car travelling in the Stane Street area around 8pm. We need to speak to any witnesses who saw what happened or saw the car prior to the collision. Please speak to us on 101 or email quoting Operation Barnward.”

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