Brighton taxi drivers have been ‘shocked’ by the tragic death of a male pedestrian in the city centre as police begin investigating the incident involving a local taxi.
According to police sources, a male pedestrian was hit by a taxi on North Street on the morning of Saturday 8 October. The man was taken to hospital, but later died from his injuries.
A spokesperson for Brighton and Hove City Council, said: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic incident on North Street in the early hours of Saturday morning involving one of our city’s taxi drivers.
“Our hearts go out first and foremost to the family and friends of the person who was fatally injured.
“It’s also been a huge shock to our taxi community and in particular the driver involved in the incident.
“We are offering support to all drivers who have been affected.
“With a police investigation ongoing, we are unable to comment further.”
A Sussex Police spokesperson issued a plea for witnesses earlier this week: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian in North Street, Brighton, shortly before 1am on Saturday 8 October.
“The road was closed for recovery and investigation work and re-opened at 5.35am.
“The male pedestrian was taken to hospital by ambulance, but sadly later died from his injuries.
“Officers are investigating and witnesses or anyone with either CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time is asked to report it by emailing email@example.com, quoting Operation Longdown.”