Man dies after police crash on A259 coast road

Posted On 01 May 2022 at 3:36 pm

A man has died after a police vehicle crashed on the A259 coast road in Peacehaven late last night (Saturday 30 April).

Sussex Police said: “A man has sadly died after being in a collision with a police vehicle on the A259 at Peacehaven just after 11.10pm on Saturday (30 April).

“Emergency services responded to the incident after the 27-year-old man who was in the road sustained serious injuries after colliding with the marked police vehicle near the junction of Dorothy Avenue.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and responders, he died at the scene.

“As the incident involved a police vehicle, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who will carry out an independent investigation.

“A section of the A259 South Coast Road was closed in both directions for the investigation but has now reopened.

“A closure with the junction of Bramber Avenue remains in place, however.”

Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: “This is a tragic incident and we are fully supporting the IOPC investigation. We want to thank drivers and residents for their patience while the A259 South Coast Road was closed.”

Sussex Police added: “In the meantime, police are urging anyone with information or dash cam footage of the incident to email quoting Operation Ambleside.”

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    Why do these reports always say that somebody “sadly” died? Surely such sadness is an inherent part of the death?

    • Jay Reply

      Probably, sadly, because bad news sells… and worse news sells even more.

  2. Concerned Reply

    “after colliding with the marked police vehicle” – trying to make it sound like Arthur hit the car. Awful way for the Police to word this. This had better be something important they were chasing after and not just some stolen car.

    Sorry, this is just upsetting and annoying to see this happen in somewhere quiet like Peacehaven.

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