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An elderly pedestrian has died after being hit by a police car responding to a 999 call in Brighton.
It happened on Edward Street in Kemptown, near the junction with Devonshire Place, just before 1 o'clock this morning.
Eyewitnesses say the two officers involved looked visibly shaken as they tried to resuscitate the man.
Sussex police described it as a 'tragic incident'. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now investigating, as Tony Green reports.
Edward Street in Brighton is closed in both directions after a fatal incident this morning. A police car collided with a pedestrian who died at the scene.
There is slow traffic due to the accident between Chapel Street and Egremont Place / Upper Rock Gardens. Police are at the scene. The closure is also affecting public transport in the area.
An investigation is continuing after a pedestrian died following a serious collision involving a police car answering a 999 call in Brighton
The collision happened in the Devonshire Place area in Kemptown at 12.50am this morning. The man died at the scene. The road is closed while investigations are carried out.
A pedestrian has died after a serious collision involving a police car answering a 999 call in Brighton has died.
The collision happened in Devonshire Place area in Kemptown at 12.50am this morning. The man died at the scene. The road is closed for forensic investigations to be carried out.
Sussex Police said the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police online quoting Operation Hertford.