Pensioner knocked down and killed by car in Seaford

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A pensioner from Telscombe Cliffs was knocked down and killed when she got off a bus in Seaford last night (Wednesday November 20).

The 83-year-old woman got off the number 12 bus on the A259 buckle by-pass but was struck by a black Ford Fiesta when she tried to cross the road at 5.20pm.

Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision take place.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene but died.

The 36-year-old driver of the Fiesta, from Seaford, was not hurt.

The A259 was closed for several hours while the collision was investigated.

Sergeant Clare Kenward said: “It appears that the victim walked behind the bus after she got off it, and then stepped in front of the oncoming car as she crossed the road.

“I’m still keen to track down any witnesses to what happened who may not have spoken to us yet.

“I would also like to thank the motorists and residents for their patience while the road was closed and we investigated what had happened.”

Anyone with information should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Eastland or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk