Clayton tree crash driver dies in hospital

A273 accident scene
Image caption The A273 was blocked south of Hassocks while emergency services were at the scene

A 27-year old man who was airlifted to hospital in London after his car hit a tree in West Sussex has died from his injuries.

Sussex Police said the man, from Portslade, was taken to the Royal London Hospital after the crash on the A273 Brighton Road, Clayton on Friday.

The accident happened at about 1300 BST just south of Stonepound Crossroads.

Police have also named a motorcyclist who died in on the A264 at Pease Pottage, West Sussex as Lukasz Pielach.

Mr Pielach, 28, of Sequoia Park, Crawley was travelling westbound when he lost control of his bike at 23:00 BST on Thursday.

His Yamaha 600 crashed into signs on the Tolgate Hill roundabout. Paramedics tried to revive him but he died at the scene.

Officers have renewed their appeals for witnesses to both accidents to come forward.

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