Two women injured after car hits them

Two women suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car outside Buddies restaurant on the seafront in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The car, reported to be a black Audi, hit the two women and then crashed into a taxi and another vehicle which were both parked on the seafront.

The incident was quickly reported to police by staff at Buddies, and reported over the BCRP radio network. Security personnel caught up with the suspect vehicle and detained the driver until officers arrived on scene.

According to a witness, one of the women was pulled underneath the wheels of the Audi but luckily she is only reported to have sustained minor injuries.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said "At 3.45am on Saturday (16 February) two women from Chester on a visit to Brighton were on foot at the junction of the city’s A259 Kings Road and Middle Street when they and an Audi A4 car were in collision.

“The Audi had first been in collision with a white Vauxhall Vivaro taxi and then struck a parked Vauxhall Mokka.

“The women, aged 24 and 25, sustained minor injuries for which they were treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. Neither was detained.

“No other injuries were reported. A 19-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and later released under investigation."

Police have launched an appeal for anyone who may have further information or possible video footage of the accident. You can report online or by calling 101, quoting serial 183 of 16/02.