A PRO racing driver is hospitalized with serious injuries after colliding with a van while riding his bike.
Jack Bartholomew, from Brighton, was cycling the A259 at East Dean, near Eastbourne, as part of his training regimen.
The 23-year-old, who competes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship for Richardson Racing, collided with a van around 7pm on Monday.
He was taken to 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 crash.
The closure resulted in a heavy build-up of traffic.
A damaged bike was visible on the sidewalk and there was debris on the road.
Air ambulance was called but not needed as Jack was stabilized and conscious at the side of the road.
He was taken to hospital by road with multiple injuries, including a broken collarbone, broken ribs and a punctured lung, but he is said to be out of danger.
A spokesman for Go Motorsport Management said: “Jack, who drives over 200km a week as part of his training programme, was training for his next race, which was at Knockhill, Scotland, on the 30th and July 31.”
Sussex Police have been contacted for comment.