Yapton cyclist suffers fractured spine after ‘colliding with road sign’ on Bury Hill

The woman is said to have lay injured for some time before a passer by heard her cries
The woman is said to have lay injured for some time before a passer by heard her cries
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A seriously injured cyclist lay hidden in long grass before her cries for help were heard by another passing cyclist who called emergency services, police said.

The injured rider, a 44-year-old woman from Yapton, appears to have failed to negotiate a left-hand bend on the A29 on Bury Hill on Sunday morning (August 9) and collided with road sign post on the opposite side of the road before falling into the grass, according to police.

Emergency services were alerted at 10.29am, but it is not clear how long beforehand the incident had occurred.

The woman was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with a fractured spine.

Anyone who may have seen her riding her silver Trek racing bike southbound in the area in the time leading up to her leaving the road about 700 yards south of Bury is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 523 of 09/08.

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