Emergency incident at Eastbourne McDonald’s

Emergency services on scene at McDonald's in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup
Emergency services on scene at McDonald's in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup

A serious incident is unfolding at the McDonald’s in Eastbourne’s Lottbridge Drove this afternoon.

Emergency services including an air ambulance, police, and ambulance teams were sent to the scene at the drive-thru just after 12pm.

An air ambulance at the scene, photo by Ethan Baker

An air ambulance at the scene, photo by Ethan Baker

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A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “A woman in her 70s is being airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after being in a low speed collision with a van in the Admiral Retail Park.

“Emergency services were called to the scene just after 12 noon.”

And SECAmb confirmed ambulance teams treated a woman believed to have been hit by a vehicle at low speed. A spokesperson said the woman was brought into the McDonald’s where she was treated for injuries including a head injury, before being flown to hospital.

Emergency services on scene at McDonald's in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup

Emergency services on scene at McDonald's in Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne. Photo by Dan Jessup

The restaurant was closed and a member of staff told the Herald the building had been evacuated. Police were seen blocking the roads outside the fast food restaurant.

A spokesperson for McDonald’s said, “We can confirm the Admiral Retail Park restaurant has closed temporarily so emergency services can deal with an incident that took place nearby.”

Sussex Traffic Watch reported Lottbridge Drove had reopened at about 2.20pm, though the car park remained closed.