November 21 2013.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was knocked down and killed after she got off a bus at Bishopstone yesterday. The 83-year-old from Telscombe Cliffs got off the number 12 Brighton and Hove Buses service on the A259 Buckle By-pass in Seaford and was struck by a black Ford Fiesta when she tried to cross the road at 5.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 20 November).

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 had to be 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 101 quoting Operation Eastland or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk .
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