Cyclist who died after being found with serious head injuries named

Police were called to the collision last night (March 20) just before 9pm
Police were called to the collision last night (March 20) just before 9pm

A Burgess Hill cyclist who died from serious head injuries after he was found lying in a road has been named by police.

Malcolm Bridger, 68, of St. Andrews Road was found collapsed on February 22, in Mill Road, Burgess Hill.

Emergency services were alerted at 5.45am by passers-by after he was found with serious head injuries and his pedal cycle on top of him.

The 68-year-old was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but died later that same day.

A post-mortem showed that Mr Bridger had suffered a medical episode, a spokesman from Sussex Police said.

The spokesman added that Sussex Police and the coroner were no longer investigating the incident.

Sergeant Peter Verney said: “This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this time.”

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