Man dies on A27 Brighton bypass after falling from bridge in Hangleton

Posted On 09 Nov 2018 at 6:30 pm

A man has died on the A27 Brighton bypass after falling from a bridge in Hangleton this morning (Friday 9 November).

The bridge is on the path of the old Dyke railway just north of Hangleton Way.

The westbound side of the A27 was closed between the turn-off for the Devil’s Dyke and the A2038, known locally as Snaky Hill, and the A293 link road at Hangleton Bottom.

It was reopened three hours later, with Sussex Police issuing an appeal for information.

The force said: “A man has sadly died after falling from a bridge on the A27 at Hangleton.

“The incident is reported to have occurred about 6.50am on Friday (9 November), approximately one mile east of the Southwick tunnel.

“The westbound carriageway was closed until about 10am while emergency services responded.

“The man, who is yet to be identified, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and police are appealing for witnesses – or anyone with dash cam footage – to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Flexor.”

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