Elderly woman injured in sea front collision

An elderly woman was taken to hospital after she was knocked down on Bexhill seafront last Friday afternoon (June 13).

Emergency services were called to De La Warr Parade shortly after 4pm following reports that a woman was injurd while a man was parking a silver Mercedes CLK.

Sussex Police said the 82-year-old woman, from Newbarn in Kent, had been a passenger in the Mercedes but had got out while the 85-year-old driver, also from Newbarn in Kent, was parking the car by the Bexhill Sailing club.

The woman was struck by one of the doors of the vehicle as the car was being parked, which had mounted the kerb and came to rest in the rock garden.

The woman was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital suffering from a broken toe and cuts and bruises.

Local resident Carl Wild saw the accident and praised the emergency services for their quick response. He said: “Sitting on our balcony we called 999 at 4.15pm and within 15 minutes there was the fire service, a police car, two police cyclists, two ambulances and a paramedic!

“Yes, we should be proud of our emergency services.”

Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting serial 1104 of 13/6 or email: collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk