Man dies after being hit by police car on the A259 in Peacehaven Brighton News

A MAN has died after being hit by a police car on the A259.

Police are appealing for witnesses in the fatal crash which happened on the A259 at Peacehaven shortly after 11.10pm on Saturday April 30.

Police say a 27-year-old man who was on the road was seriously injured after colliding with a marked police vehicle near the Dorothy Avenue junction.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and responders, he died at the scene,” a police spokesperson said.

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

The Argus: Police appeal for witnesses in fatal crash on the A259 at Peacehaven Police are appealing for witnesses in the fatal accident on the A259 at Peacehaven

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

Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: ‘This is a tragic incident and we fully support the IOPC Fund’s investigation.

“We would like to thank drivers and residents for their patience during the closure of the A259 South Coast road.”

In the meantime, police are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage of the incident to email quoting Operation Ambleside.

A closure with the Bramber Avenue junction remains in place.

Footage from the crash scene shows a cordoned off area and a heavy police presence.

Police, firefighters and several ambulances were seen at the scene. An air ambulance was also present.

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This notice was published: 2022-05-01 12:44:58

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