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Hit-and-run collision in Brighton leaves two injured, police seek information

Two people have been injured in a collision in Brighton, prompting an appeal by the police for witnesses to come forward. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 28 at around 7.10pm on Lewes Road, at the junction with Queensdown Road. A white VW Passat and a motorcycle collided, resulting in serious injuries for the motorcycle rider and minor injuries for the pillion passenger.

The driver of the VW Passat left the scene, but police later sighted the vehicle on the A22 and were able to bring it to a safe stop. A 51-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man, both from Surrey, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of several offences including causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink-driving, drug-driving, and driving without a licence. They were also arrested for failing to stop after a road accident.

The suspects have been released on bail while investigations continue. Police officers who are investigating the collision are seeking anyone who witnessed what happened, or who may have seen the vehicles travelling in the area beforehand. The police urge anyone with relevant information or footage to come forward by contacting them online or calling 101, quoting serial 1114 of 28/03.

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