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Drunk Driver Hurts Woman



A driver was arrested in Eastbourne on Friday evening (May 30) after his flat bed van was in collision with a pedestrian, leaving her with serious injuries.

The collision happened around 8.15pm in Eastbourne. The 29-year-old woman, from Eastbourne, suffered serious head injuries and was initially taken to the Eastbourne District General Hospital, but was later flown by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.
She remained in a critical, but stable condition on Saturday afternoon.
Sergeant Dan Pitcher from Sussex Police’s Road Policing Unit said:
“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw a white Peugeot Boxer flat bed van in the area in the time leading up to it. Please call us on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.ukquoting Operation Sitar.”

A 45-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was later bailed July 11.

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