Police name pedestrian killed in Sussex road accident

A 49-year-old man died after he was struck by a car as he climbed out of another vehicle.

Police said Stuart Maplesden was involved in the accident near his home in Battle Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, on Sunday.

He was taken to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, but later died.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, involving a silver Toyota Avensis car, which happened shortly after 05:30 BST.

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