Brighton ambulance crash leaves one dead and two hurt

Crash scene
Image caption Police said the ambulance was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash

A driver has died in a crash involving a car and an ambulance which was responding to an emergency in Brighton.

Emergency teams were called to Marine Drive outside Roedean golf club at about 22:40 GMT on Thursday.

Sussex Police said Gary Tucker, 45, died at the scene and his passenger was seriously injured. There were no patients in the ambulance but a crew member was injured, officers said.

South East Coast Ambulance Service said it was working closely with police.

Mr Tucker, from Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, was driving a Fiat Seicento.

His passenger, a 43-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said.

'En-route to emergency'

The ambulance crew member was slightly injured and taken to hospital but was later discharged.

In a statement, a spokesman for the ambulance service confirmed that one of its vehicles had been involved in the crash.

He said: "At the time, the ambulance crew were en-route to an emergency call nearby."

He said the ambulance service would continue to work closely with investigating officers and added: "We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and our thoughts to all those involved."

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police.

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