Buses are being diverted after a crash "involving a pedestrian".

The collision happened in Ditchling Road, Brighton, shortly before 1pm.

Witnesses say police have closed a stretch of the road.

The AA has reported slow traffic in the area as a result of the incident.

A spokesman for the service said: "There is slow traffic due to a collision involving a car and a pedestrian inDitchling Road at Hollingbury Park Avenue.

"Police are on the scene. Recovery has been requested."

Brighton and Hove Buses have warned passengers that some services are being diverted as a result of the crash.

In a post on social media at 1.05pm, the company said: "Due to a road traffic collision in Ditchling Road, our number 26, 46 and 79 services are being diverted from Fiveways, via Preston Drove and Surrenden Road, to resume their normal route along Ditchling Road, near Woodbourne Garage in both directions.

"Apologies for any inconvenience caused."


Shortly after 1.30pm, passers-by reported that the road had been reopened to traffic.

At 1.35pm, Brighton and Hove Buses provided an update.

The company said: "After the earlier diversion, services are now back to normal route along Ditchling Road.

"Thank you for your consideration while this diversion was in place."