Pedestrian killed after being struck by on-call Sussex Police car

Pedestrian killed after being struck by on-call Sussex Police car

Pedestrian killed after being struck by on-call Sussex Police car

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A pedestrian has died after being struck by a Sussex Police car, the force has confirmed.

The car was responding to a report of a disqualified driver at 7.20pm on Wednesday (March 12) evening.

The man, in his 40s, died after being struck on the A259 in White Rock, Hastings.

A Sussex Police statement this evening said: "At 7.20pm a police car was in collision with a pedestrian on the A259, White Rock, Hastings, at the junction with the A21, Havelock Road.

"The pedestrian, believed to be a local man in his 40s, tragically died at the scene shortly afterwards despite the efforts of police officers and paramedics to save him.

"The police car contained two local officers, one of whom was slightly injured in the collision.

"The officers were responding to report that a car driven by a disqualified driver had been seen in the area. That car has not yet been traced.

"The full circumstances of the incident have yet to be established and it will be referred to the IPCC."

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Marshside 12/3 as soon as possible.

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1:19am Thu 13 Mar 14

Page the Oracle says...

This is not the time or place for blame speculation. Absolutely horrific for all concerned. Wishing the injured officer a swift recovery and sincere condolences to the family & friends of the deceased. May he rest in peace.
This is not the time or place for blame speculation. Absolutely horrific for all concerned. Wishing the injured officer a swift recovery and sincere condolences to the family & friends of the deceased. May he rest in peace. Page the Oracle
  • Score: 28

3:32am Thu 13 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Why have The Argus allowed comments on this article?

Please close it down NOW before the usual idiots start to speculate and lay blame.

Have some respect, Argus!
Why have The Argus allowed comments on this article? Please close it down NOW before the usual idiots start to speculate and lay blame. Have some respect, Argus! monkeymoo
  • Score: 29

4:52am Thu 13 Mar 14

twonk says...

Perhaps we could have a figure of people killed involving police vehicles in the last year.
Perhaps we could have a figure of people killed involving police vehicles in the last year. twonk
  • Score: -27

8:47am Thu 13 Mar 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

It is alarming the number of deaths at the hands of Sussex Police, regardless of what opinions have been expressed earlier.
Bear in mind that emergency vehicles are subject to the rules of the road as much as every other road user.
It is alarming the number of deaths at the hands of Sussex Police, regardless of what opinions have been expressed earlier. Bear in mind that emergency vehicles are subject to the rules of the road as much as every other road user. Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: -20

10:20am Thu 13 Mar 14

whatone says...

twonk wrote:
Perhaps we could have a figure of people killed involving police vehicles in the last year.
This is apparently the standard reply to requests for such information in this area:

"I write in connection with the request for information dated .......... regarding accidents involving Sussex Police vehicles.

Your request has now been considered and I am not obliged to supply the information you have requested."
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we could have a figure of people killed involving police vehicles in the last year.[/p][/quote]This is apparently the standard reply to requests for such information in this area: "I write in connection with the request for information dated .......... regarding accidents involving Sussex Police vehicles. Your request has now been considered and I am not obliged to supply the information you have requested." whatone
  • Score: -9

11:28am Thu 13 Mar 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Have a look at the Sx Police garages there are a lot of damaged police cars,
it says a lot for the phrase "Trained Police Driver" or do they mean on a Dodgem car
Have a look at the Sx Police garages there are a lot of damaged police cars, it says a lot for the phrase "Trained Police Driver" or do they mean on a Dodgem car ThinkBrighton
  • Score: -5

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