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A pedestrian hit by a car in Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, has been airlifted to hospital

04 January 2014
by KentOnline reporter


Police incident tape

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a car.

The accident happened in Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, at about 1.45pm today.

South East Coast Ambulance Service, police and Kent Air Ambulance were all called to the scene and the road closed to traffic in both directions.

The pedestrian was eventually airlifted to the Royal London Hospital for treatment. His injuries and condition are unknown.

It's understood the female driver of the car was uninjured.

The road closure meant shoppers were unable to leave Warren Retail Park in their cars which is entered and exited via the road.

Darren Chapman, of Cheriton, Folkestone, was one of the motorists caught up in the queue.

He said: "I was coming out of Sainsbury's when I saw the air ambulance. It landed on the dual carriageway but a number of ambulances were already there.

"There was someone laying on the road but I don't know what happened exactly.

"It's a big retail park so there were a lot of people waiting to get out."

Just before 4pm officers opened one lane and were allowing traffic leaving the retail park to turn right.





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