A 15-year-old boy recently died after being hit by a bus on Brighton Seafront late at night.
Today, February 24 at 1 A.M GMT, the teenager boy was walking on Marine Parade close to Burlington Street when he was hit by bus Number 6 on the westbound carriageway.
Sussex Police released a statement, saying, “Emergency services were called to the scene in Marine Parade, close to the junction with Burlington Street at 12.51am.”
The boy was quickly taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital to receive treatment but, unfortunately, he was declared dead soon.
The Sussex Police said, “The 15-year-old boy from Brighton was rushed to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, but was declared dead at 1.19am.”
The road on which the accident took place remained closed overnight, as the investigators did their work. A post-mortem examination is due and a report will be presented soon.
The bus driver worked for the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company and, after the incident, said that he was left ‘utterly distraught’ after what happened.
The company said, “We are giving him our complete support during this awful time for all concerned.”
The front window of the bus got massive damages because of the ‘head on’ crash on it.
Martin Harris, the managing director of the Brighton & Hove Buses, told The Argus, “In the early hours of this morning, a terrible accident occurred involving one of our buses. A pedestrian – just a young teenager – was struck by a bus just before 1.00 a.m.”
“This took place on the A259 coast road near Burlington Street in Brighton on the westbound carriageway. The poor young lad who was struck tragically died in hospital later.”
He further elaborated, “We are all very saddened by this awful news and our thoughts are with his family and friends who must be absolutely devastated. We have begun a thorough internal investigation into this terrible incident and are supporting the police in their accident investigation.”
The Sussex Police have begun their investigation, by not only looking at the CCTV footage of the seafront leading to the accident but also contacting the witnesses online or via 101.
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