Fatal collision in Hastings: Police provide update on investigation

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a fatal collision in Hastings.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:04 pm

Officers were called to the A259 Rye Road at around 5.10pm on Tuesday (March 9) to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian – a 40-year-old local man – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police collision sign on the A259 between Martineau Lane and Mill Lane. SUS-211003-125128001

On Thursday (March 11), police said two of the men have since been released without charge and are assisting police with their enquiries.

One man has been released under investigation, according to police.

Officers thanked all the witnesses that have already come forward to support the investigation.

Police are continuing to appeal for any further witnesses to come forward, particularly anyone who saw any vehicles being driven erratically along the A259 between Rye and Hastings around 5pm on Tuesday.

Police at the scene SUS-211003-120901001

Anyone with any information, or any relevant dash cam footage, is asked to contact police by emailing [email protected] or by calling 101 quoting Operation Starboard.

Police collision sign on the A259 between Martineau Lane and Mill Lane. SUS-211003-125141001