Driver dies in 999 ambulance crash

Scene of last night's crash Credit: ITV Meridian

A motorist was killed in Brighton last night when his car was involved in a crash with an ambulance responding to an emergency call.

The 45-year-old driver of the Fiat Seicento died at the scene of the collision in Marine Drive, outside Roedean pitch and putt golf course.

His passenger, a 43-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A member of the ambulance crew was slightly hurt but was later discharged from hospital.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "At this stage, police are still investigating the circumstances of the collision and are asking anyone who saw what happened to call 101 quoting Operation Denmark."

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Ambulance crash driver named

A driver who was killed in a crash with an ambulance has been named by police. 45-year-old Gary Tucker from Saltdean was pronouned dead outside Roedean golf club in Brighton on Thursday night.