A MAN has died after being hit by a police car on the A259.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal crash which happened on the A259 in Peacehaven shortly after 11.10pm on Saturday, April 30.
Police said a 27-year-old man who was in the road sustained serious injuries after colliding with a police vehicle near the junction of Dorothy Avenue.
“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and responders, he died at the scene,” a police spokesman said.
“As the incident involved a police vehicle, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who will carry out an independent investigation.”
A section of the A259 South Coast Road was closed in both directions for the investigation but has since reopened.
Chief Superintendent Jo Banks said: “This is a tragic incident, and we are fully supporting the IOPC investigation.
“We want to thank drivers and residents for their patience while the A259 South Coast Road was closed.”
In the meantime, police are urging anyone with information or dash cam footage of the incident to email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting Operation Ambleside.
A closure with the junction of Bramber Avenue remains in place.
Pictures from the scene of the crash show a cordoned off area and a heavy police presence.
Police, the fire service and multiple ambulances were seen at the scene of the crash. An air ambulance also attended.