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Injured bus boy dies in hospital

A nine-year-old boy who was hit by a car after he got off a bus in Brighton has died in hospital.

The boy's family were at his bedside at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital when he died on Friday.

He suffered a serious head injury when he was hit in Chalky Road, Portslade, after getting off the number 1 bus near the community college on Thursday.

The boy was initially airlifted to the Royal London Hospital where he was placed on a life support machine.

Police said ambulance and hospital staff worked tirelessly to save his life, but he had suffered a traumatic head injury.

"Sussex Police would like to extend their sympathy to the family at this sad time," said a spokeswoman.

The boy's identity will not be formally released until Monday.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which involved a silver Saab.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

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