Incident on A270 Lewes Road, Brighton

Last night at 11.56pm, a serious incident occurred on the A270 Lewes Road in Brighton. A black Jaguar travelling southbound collided with a pedestrian who was waiting at a bus stop.

Emergency services promptly arrived at the scene and the victim, a 24-year-old local man, was immediately taken to the hospital with serious injuries. As of now, he remains hospitalized.

The Jaguar involved in the incident came to a stop on Barcombe Road, which runs parallel to the dual carriageway. The driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old woman from Reigate in Surrey, failed a roadside breath test. Consequently, she was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Currently, she is in police custody.

Due to the incident, a section of the southbound carriageway on A270 remains closed. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes or avoid the area for the time being. The police express gratitude for the public’s patience and understanding in this matter.

Enquiries regarding the incident are still ongoing, and the police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has any footage captured on mobile, dash cam, or CCTV to contact them via email at [email protected]. Please quote Operation Thimble when providing information.

Additional details about the incident such as the cause or the condition of the victim will be provided as more information becomes available.