Pedestrian dies after 999 call police car collision

A man has died after a collision with a police car on its way to an emergency call in Brighton. The case has been referred to the IPCC.

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Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by police car on 999 call

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.

Road closures after man dies in police car incident

Public transport has also been affected by the closures

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.


Pedestrian dies in collision with police car on 999 call

The road was closed off for forensic investigations after the fatal collision Credit: Eddie Mitchell

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.

The incident happened near the junction of Edward Street and Devonshire Place in Brighton Credit: Bing

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.

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