Sussex PC seriously injured after being hit by a car

An officer from the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit has been left seriously injured after being struck by a passing car on the A27 at Falmer, north of Brighton.

Sep 26, 2019
By Tony Thompson

The police constable had been helping at the scene of a broken-down lorry when he was struck by a passing vehicle at around 8.30pm on Wednesday (September 25) just as the lorry was about to move again.

According to Sussex Police, the officer sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and his next of kin have been informed.

The collision is not being treated as a deliberate act. The driver of the vehicle involved in the collision, who has not been arrested, is cooperating with the investigators, a force spokesperson said.

The officer is the third from Sussex to have been seriously injured by a vehicle while responding to incidents this week.

On Monday (September 23), at around 1.05am, two police officers and a man they had detained were hit by a car on the A259 at Littlehampton.

One officer remains in hospital and is due to have surgery on a broken shoulder, arm and leg. His female colleague has been discharged from hospital after suffering two fractures and extensive bruising and is recovering at home.

A local man, whom the officers arrested for possession with intent to supply Class B drugs moments before the impact, also suffered fractures but has left hospital and been released under investigation.

Jack Robson, 20, unemployed and from Holly Drive, Wick, Littlehampton, appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (September 25) charged with causing serious injury by driving dangerously, burglary, driving with no insurance, not in accordance with his provisional licence and with uncorrected vision.

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