Appeal for witnesses to suspected hit-and-run in Uckfield
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Police are appealing for witnesses to a suspected hit-and-run in Uckfield.
Emergency services were called to Bellfarm Lane at around 7.30am on Monday 16 January after receiving reports of a woman injured in the road.
Upon arrival, the cyclist, an 18-year-old woman, was found with serious injuries and her bike had damage consistent with a road traffic collision.
Investigating officers believe she may have been involved in a collision with a car, thought to be a gunmetal grey Audi A3, which then failed to stop.
It is understood the Audi had overtaken a yellow Vauxhall travelling in the same direction as the cyclist before the collision.
It is believed to the Audi was in the vicinity of Uckfield High Street travelling north before the collision.
The woman, who lives locally, was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.
Following enquiries, a 35-year-old man from Uckfield was arrested on Wednesday (19 January) on suspicion of failing to stop after a road accident and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He has been released on unconditional bail until 18 April while enquiries continue.
Police would like to speak to anyone who has information which could help with the investigation, particularly anyone who has any CCTV or dash-cam footage between 7.20am and 7.45am, and especially from any HGVs in the area at that time.