A PROFESSIONAL racer is hospitalized with serious injuries after a collision with a van on his bike.
Jack Bartholomew from Brighton was driving on the A259 at East Dean, near Eastbourne, as part of his training programme.
The 23-year-old, who competes for Richardson Racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship, collided with a van around 7 p.m. on Monday.
He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
A section of the road between Crowlink Lane and Gilberts Drive on the A259 was closed by police following the accident.
The closure caused a significant traffic jam.
A damaged bicycle could be seen on the sidewalk and debris lay on the street.
The ambulance was called but not needed as Jack was stabilized and conscious on the side of the road.
He was rushed to hospital on the street with multiple injuries, including a broken collarbone, cracked ribs and a punctured lung, but is said to be out of danger.
A spokesman for Go Motorsport Management said: “Jack, who cycles over 200km a week as part of his training programme, was training for his next race which was held at Knockhill, Scotland on July 30th and 31st.”
Sussex Police have been contacted for comment.
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