3 Plead Guilty To Their Part In Brighton Hit And Run

4 October 2017, 06:36

man hit in Kemptown

Three people have pleaded guilty to their part in a hit and run in Brighton in January last year.

CCTV footage of the pedestrian being hit as he crossed the road in Kemptown was so shocking it was shared online millions of times.

It shows the man being knocked over the bonnet and somersaulting through the air as the Fiat 500 continues down the road.


Adam McDermott, 33, a builder of South Coast Road, Brighton has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, conspiring with Clark Walker to pervert the course of justice, fail to stop at an injury road traffic collision, no insurance and no licence.

Robyn Burns, 30, unemployed of South Coast Road, Brighton pleaded guilty to conspiring with Adam McDermott to pervert the cause of justice.

Clark Walker, 32, unemployed of Ditchling Rise, Brighton had previously pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice with Adam McDermott.

McDermott and Burns, a couple, were due to stand trial at Lewes Crown Court but pleaded guilty on Tuesday, October 3.

At 3.40pm on Thursday, January 14 2016, emergency services were called to a serious collision in the Kemptown area of Brighton. A 53-year-old man had been hit by a Fiat 500 as he crossed Montague Place from St George’s Terrace. The victim, Andy Payne, was rushed to hospital has since made a recovery.