Man dies after being hit by police car | UK News

A man has died after being hit by a police car in East Sussex.

The unnamed 27-year-old was hit by a marked police car in Peacehaven, East Sussex.

He died on the spot despite the efforts of ambulance crews and rescue crews, according to police.

The collision took place near the intersection of Dorothy Avenue shortly after 11:10 p.m. Saturday night.

Sussex police said they have referred the incident to the Independent Police Conduct Office (IOPC), which will conduct an independent investigation.

“This is a tragic incident and we fully support the IOPC investigation,” said Chief Superintendent Jo Banks.

Police are asking anyone with information or dashcam footage of the incident to contact them.

According to statistics released by the IOPC, there were 471 people killed as a result of traffic accidents involving the police between 2004 and 2020, of which 18 involved the Sussex Police.

People aged 21 to 30 were more likely to be killed than any other age group.

Most fatalities have been pursuit-related. Sussex Police did not say whether the man was pursued or whether the police car responded to an emergency at the time.

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