Investigation after pedestrian hit by police car on A259

Posted On 20 Sep 2017 at 10:04 am

A crash involving a police car which left a 59-year-old pedestrian lying in the road with an injured shoulder will be investigated by the police watchdog.

by Andy Broomfield

The male pedestrian was in the Kings Road when he was hit by the police car, which was responding to an emergency call, at 6.05pm yesterday. The road was closed for several hours, with police describing it as a “serious incident” on Twitter.

It led to buses, which were already diverted along Kings Road because of roadworks in North Street, having to use North Road as an alternative route, leading to heavy delays on most services.

The pedestrian was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, with a shoulder injury.

The crash has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for investigation.

If you witnessed the collision or have any information please contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Cornhill.

In August, 79-year-old David Ormesher, from Poole, Dorset, died after being hit by a police car on Edward Street in the early hours of Friday, 25 August.

And in January this year, 78-year-old Jonos Sasvari, was killed by a car being pursued by police in a high speed chase at the Old Steine. An IPCC investigation exonerated the Sussex Police officers involved.

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