A pedestrian has died after being hit by a police car in Brighton in the early hours of this morning (Friday 25 August).
The man died at the scene despite attempts to save him, with medics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance in attendance.
A stretch of Edward Street – a key east-west artery – has been closed while investigations are carried out.
Sussex Police has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as required by law when someone dies in this way.
Sussex Police said: “A police car has been involved in a serious collision with a pedestrian in Brighton.
“Officers were responding to an emergency call when they collided with a man in Devonshire Place in Kemp Town at 12.50am on Friday 25 August.
“The man had sadly died at the scene.
“The road is currently closed while investigations are carried out.
“As a police car is involved, the IPCC has been informed as is usual procedure.
“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact police online quoting Operation Hertford.”
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