Portuguese pedestrian struck by car in Eastbourne dies

A 60-year-old woman from Portugal has died after she was hit by a car in the East Sussex resort of Eastbourne.

Maria Figueria, from Madeira, was hit by a 4x4 BMW in Lottbridge Drove on Wednesday. Police said she had been visiting relatives in the town.

She was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery but died during the night.

Sussex Police said a 44-year old local man driving the BMW was uninjured.

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