Pedestrians seriously hurt in Eastbourne hit-and-run

  • 11 December 2012
  • From the section Sussex
Police and motorbike at crash scene
Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash

Two elderly pedestrians are seriously ill in hospital after being injured in a hit-and-run in Eastbourne.

A man in his 80s was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and a woman, also in her 80s, was taken to hospital in Eastbourne.

Police said the man's injuries were life-threatening.

Police said a motorcycle was abandoned at the scene, in Ashford Road, at about 12:45 GMT, and the rider ran off. A man was later arrested.

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