The ArgusWitness describes aftermath as pedestrian is killed by a police car on the A259 (From The Argus)

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Witness describes aftermath as pedestrian is killed by a police car on the A259

The Argus: Despite efforts to save the man he died after being struck by a police car on the A259 (picture provided by PA) Despite efforts to save the man he died after being struck by a police car on the A259 (picture provided by PA)

A WITNESS has described how emergency services tried to save a pedestrian who was killed when he was struck by a police car.

Bouquets of flowers were left below police signs at the scene of the crash near the Hastings Pier. A note which read: "James, from Clive, Vix, Chloe, Ryan, Jonah." was attached to one bunch.

The man, believed to be local and in his 40s, died at around 7.20pm when he was struck on the A259 at White Rock at the junction with the A21 Havelock Road in Hastings, East Sussex, despite efforts by police officers and paramedics to save him.

Nearby resident Chris Paraskeva, 61, who lives opposite the crash site, witnessed the aftermath of the collision.

The antiques dealer said: "I returned home five minutes after it happened. I could see CPR being carried out on someone.

"There was a bus parked further up. There was one police vehicle and then others arrived. In total, there were 12 police vehicles.

"They were just working on somebody lying down, then the ambulance arrived, and it went on and on and on for some time.

"It was apparent to me that he was dead not long after the ambulance arrived."

The police car, carrying two officers, was responding to a report that a car being driven by a disqualified driver had been seen in the area.

One of the officers was slightly injured in the collision. The car believed to be carrying the disqualified driver has not been traced, Sussex Police said.

A police spokesman said the incident was being referred to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

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

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting Operation Marshside.

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10:49am Thu 13 Mar 14

Baffled of Brighton says...

'Witnesses describe moment...' there is only one witness account in the article at present, and he is describing the aftermath.
'Witnesses describe moment...' there is only one witness account in the article at present, and he is describing the aftermath. Baffled of Brighton
  • Score: 28

10:59am Thu 13 Mar 14

whatone says...

Completely misleading headline!

Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!
Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right! whatone
  • Score: 35

12:36pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Goldenwight says...

whatone wrote:
Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!
How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.
[quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right![/p][/quote]How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either. Goldenwight
  • Score: -31

2:07pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Number Six says...

Goldenwight wrote:
whatone wrote:
Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!
How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.
OK. How about:

Out of respect for the victim's family- if he had one - could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!

That better?

Sorry to intercede, whatone
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right![/p][/quote]How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.[/p][/quote]OK. How about: Out of respect for the victim's family- if he had one - could the Argus at least try and get the basics right! That better? Sorry to intercede, whatone Number Six
  • Score: 20

5:14pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Trickee says...

I've seen some bad reporting from the argus, but this is disgraceful! The headline could not be more misleading.

I also agree, as per comments on the main story, that out of respect for the family of the man concerned comments should not be allowed on this story.
I've seen some bad reporting from the argus, but this is disgraceful! The headline could not be more misleading. I also agree, as per comments on the main story, that out of respect for the family of the man concerned comments should not be allowed on this story. Trickee
  • Score: 11

6:17pm Thu 13 Mar 14

whatone says...

Goldenwight wrote:
whatone wrote:
Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!
How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.
There is then a word for you beginning with 'B' that would probably be censored ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right![/p][/quote]How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.[/p][/quote]There is then a word for you beginning with 'B' that would probably be censored ;-) whatone
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Thu 13 Mar 14

whatone says...

Number Six wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
whatone wrote:
Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!
How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.
OK. How about:

Out of respect for the victim's family- if he had one - could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!

That better?

Sorry to intercede, whatone
Intercede as you like:

However there is a family grieving.

I could link to a BBC article stating that, but out of respect I won't!
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right![/p][/quote]How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.[/p][/quote]OK. How about: Out of respect for the victim's family- if he had one - could the Argus at least try and get the basics right! That better? Sorry to intercede, whatone[/p][/quote]Intercede as you like: However there is a family grieving. I could link to a BBC article stating that, but out of respect I won't! whatone
  • Score: 4

10:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

andyfm says...

Goldenwight wrote:
whatone wrote:
Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right!
How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.
Are you a moron???? everybody has a family,aunt,uncle,co
usin,brother,sister,
mum,dad,nephew,niece
..etc,etc???
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatone[/bold] wrote: Completely misleading headline! Out of respect for the victim's family could the Argus at least try and get the basics right![/p][/quote]How did you know he had a family? I don't have any, and I know a number of other people who don't either.[/p][/quote]Are you a moron???? everybody has a family,aunt,uncle,co usin,brother,sister, mum,dad,nephew,niece ..etc,etc??? andyfm
  • Score: -4

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