Child air lifted to hospital after A259 Bexhill Road collision

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An 11-year-old child from Hastings has been air lifted to hospital after suffering serious life threatening injuries in a collision on the A259 Bexhill Road today (Saturday, October 22), police have confirmed.

Police were called to the scene at around 1pm today after a collision between a grey foreign registered Renault Espace and the child pedestrian, police said.

The child was air lifted to St George’s hospital in London, where the parents are now at the child’s side, according to a police spokesperson.

The driver of the car, a 69-year-old man from Hastings, was left shaken but otherwise uninjured, the spokesperson said.

As a result of the collision, which took place at the junction with Bulverhythe Road in St Leonard’s, the A259 was closed for several hours while the emergency services provided life saving medical treatment and initiated the investigation, police said.

The road was reopened at 16:39, police confirmed.

The police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance at the scene and for their patience while the road was closed.

Sargeant Stacey Ellott, investigating officer, is appealing for witnesses who may have witnessed the collision or may have seen the vehicle or the pedestrian in the lead up to the collision to call 101 quoting operation neutral or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk

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