Police officer killed in motorcycle accident

Police appeal for witnesses for the fatal collision between an off-duty officer and two other vehicles

Posted: 30 August 2012
by Visordown

AN off-duty Sussex police police officer was killed on Tuesday after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with two cars near Ditchling.

Neil Crouch, 44 from Scaynes Hill, died at the scene of the accident on the B2112 at 1:47pm on Tuesday.

The occupants of the Ford Focus and Diahatsu Charade were uninjured.

Mr Crouch had been based at Gatwick since 2010 after joining the police in 1987 at the age of 19.

Sussex Police have said that an investigation is underway and have asked any witnesses to call 101 quoting Operation Motcombe.



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Who cares, when he comes to court they'll check one guy riding a motorcycle and a car.

The car driver will get a couple of points on his license and let go.

Later on that day somebody will be up for possesion of marijuana and get jailed for 6months..

Because that is the priority of the British courts..

They don't care if get killed on a motorcycle, it must have been your fault.

And after all the UK is a golfing coutry...

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:30

If it was you or me Dave, you'd probably be right. But he's the law, so if there's a hint the car drivers were to blame, they'll get the full force of the law on them. Legal justice is a biased argument based on semantics, but real justice is rare. Either way, gotta feel sad for his loved ones.

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 15:54

Condolences to his family. Regardless of his career choice... he is a fallen biker.

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 06:37

I personally knew Neil, he was a biker first, policeman second. He was never a traffic officer and never pulled people unless he had good reason. He was also a good rider, I know the place where the accident happened and it is known for traffic incidents, mainly through inattention of vehicle users. I'm waiting to try n find out what happened, alas it won't change anything. He will be missed by colleagues and friends. RIP mate.

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:29

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

It would be good if true justice would take place in accident investigations - no matter who is involved and who is to blame.

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 00:04

Sadly the only way you'll see justice in the UK is by watching a Steven Segal movie.
Condolences to his friends and family.

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 14:52

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