Boy, 5, knocked over by ambulance outside Brighton hospital

Posted On 26 Nov 2014 at 12:55 pm

A five-year-old boy was knocked over by an ambulance outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 25 November).

The boy was taken to the nearby Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department where he was treated for minor injuries.

The road was closed for about half an hour after the accident, which happened at about 4.40pm outside St Mary’s Hall, in Eastern Road, Brighton.

Sussex Police said: “At 4.41pm on Tuesday (25 November) police were called to Eastern Road, Brighton, where a five-year-old boy on foot had been in collision with a yellow Fiat Ducato patient transport ambulance.

“The boy was taken to the nearby accident and emergency department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. He had sustained only minor injuries.

“The ambulance driver, a 49-year-old man from Shoreham, was unhurt. No passengers were reported to have been aboard.

“Traffic in Eastern Road was delayed while the road was closed for 30 minutes to enable the incident to be dealt with.”

The ambulance driver was not arrested and there was no attribution of blame.

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