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Teenager killed in bus crash in Brighton

Teenager dies in bus crash Photo: Eddie Mitchell

Investigations are underway into a crash in Brighton in which a bus collided with a pedestrian.

The teenager has been walking along the A259 Marine Parade near the junction with Burlington Street when he was hit by the vehicle.

He died in hospital.

Bus collides with a teenage pedestrian in Brighton Credit: Eddie Mitchell

“In the early hours of this morning, a terrible accident occurred involving one of our buses. A pedestrian – just a young teenager – was struck by a bus just before 1.00 a.m. This took place on the A259 coast road near Burlington Street in Brighton on the westbound carriageway.

“The poor young lad who was struck tragically died in hospital later. We are all very saddened by this awful news and our thoughts are with his family and friends who must be absolutely devastated.

“We have begun a thorough internal investigation into this terrible incident and are supporting the police in their accident investigation. The Police have taken control of the bus for examination – as is appropriate for such serious incidents - and the bus CCTV footage leading up to the incident will be carefully reviewed.

“Our driver is utterly distraught. We are giving him our complete support during this awful time for all concerned.”

– Martin Harris, Managing Director, Brighton & Hove Buses

The A259 Marine Parade is partially blocked in both directions between Bedford Street and Burlington Street. Police are still on the scene.

Buses are not stopping at Burlington street.

"Just before 0100 hours on Saturday 24 February 2018, a 15 year old male pedestrian was in collision with a bus at Marine Parade near Burlington Street. Sadly the pedestrian died from his injuries. Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision investigations Unit, quoting operation Rivington."

– Sussex Police spokesperson