Couple on Brighton hire bike hit by police car

Posted On 11 Jun 2018 at 4:57 pm

By Daniel Moon

A busy Brighton road was closed for almost two hours after two people riding the same Brighton Hourbike were hit by a police car on blues and twos.

The couple were left with minor injuries following the crash in Queens Road shortly before 6pm on Friday afternoon.

A witness said the driver, a woman police constable, got out of the car with her head in her hands after the police car hit the pair as it was turning out of North Road.

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Kat Marshall said: “She was speeding on her way to a different crime and came rolling round Queens Road and hit the bike. “They were coming from North Road and the bike was in Queens Road. They crashed right outside Subway.

“She got out of the car and another police van came up and then they stopped the traffic. The police woman came out with her head in her hands and helped the woman who was still on the floor and crying.”

A police spokesman said: “Two people suffered minor injuries after the bicycle they were on was involved in a collision with a police vehicle in Brighton.

“The collision happened in Queens Road at 5.48pm on Friday (June 8). The couple on the bicycle, a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. They were discharged later that evening after treatment.

“The driver of the police Ford Mondeo, a woman police constable, was uninjured. The unit was answering an emergency call at the time, using blue lights and sirens.

“Part of Queens Road was closed while the incident was dealt with and was reopened shortly before 8pm.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to report online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting Operation Elgar.”

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “At approximately 5.50pm to reports of a collision involving a car and two cyclists.

“Ambulance crews in a car and an ambulance attended the scene. The two cyclists were assessed and treated at the scene for minor injuries before being taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital.”

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