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UPDATE: Collision between bus and cyclist closes A24 near Southwater

A cyclist who was in collision with a bus on the A24 between Buck Barn and Southwater shortly after 11.30am today (Thursday, January 2) has since been airlifted to King’s College Hospital, London, with what are described as life-threatening injuries.

A local man, he was taken to hospital by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance after it landed on the A24 close to the scene of the collision.

Both carriageways were closed and diversions set up while emergency services were in attendance, but the incident caused significant traffic delays.

The northbound carriageway of the A24 was re-opened just after 1pm but the southbound carriageway remained closed for a further two hours.

The circumstances are now being investigated and anyone who saw the collision or who has other information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101, or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Reagan.

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