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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.

Investigation continues after police car fatal crash

Police at the scene this morning Credit: Eddie Mitchell

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.

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