Schoolboy suffers broken leg in car crash

An 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg and heavy bruising after being hit by a car on a road where residents have been calling for safety measures to be put in place.

The young lad was struck outside his home in Vale Road, Seaford at around 8am on Friday morning (March 21) by a black Vauxhall Zafira.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance arrived at the scene as it was feared the boy has been seriously hurt but after a short assessment, he was well enough to travel by land ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

After the collision, the driver - a 35-year-old man accompanied by three passengers - stopped.

The road has been the subject of controversy after residents’ pleas for traffic calming measures were turned down following a council survey.

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said, “Once the police investigation is complete we will consider whether the circumstances behind this collision merit us looking again at the need for measures.”

Residents plan to continue campaigning for safety measures to be put in place along Vale Road.

Anyone who saw the collision or who has other information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101.