A woman suffered a serious injury when she got out of a vehicle being chased by officers and was hit by their police car.

Police pursued a vehicle that failed to stop for officers in St James’s Street in Brighton shortly after midnight this morning.

The driver tried to flee but was chased by officers east to Peacehaven, where a woman got of out the car and was seriously injured when she was hit by a police car.. 

She was hit at the junction of Sutton Avenue and Arundel Road West in Peacehaven.

Officers chased the vehicle through Peacehaven, before stopping it on the A27 near the Beddingham roundabout.

The driver, a 30-year-old man from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving and driving over the legal alcohol limit. He remains in police custody at this time.

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The woman was taken to hospital for treatment for a serious injury but has since been discharged.

Sussex Police are reviewing the incident and has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Police are urging anyone with relevant information, such as CCTV or dash cam footage, of the incident to email collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk, quoting Operation Poplar.

The incident comes almost 18 months after Arthur Holscher-Ermert was killed after being struck by a police car while crossing the A259, also in Peacehaven.