Man dies after collision with police car

A pedestrian was killed after he was in collision with a police car yesterday evening (Wednesday).

The vehicle was responding to a report of a disqualified driver at 7.20pm when the accident happened.

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

A statement from Sussex Police: “At 7.20pm on Wednesday, March 12 a police car was in collision with a pedestrian on the A259, White Rock in Hastings.

“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 Independent Police Complaints Commission.

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or email quoting Operation Marshside.

“Further details will be released as soon as possible.”