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Woman suffers head injuries and taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford after falling down 10 steps outside house in Dover Road in Folkestone

14 March 2014
by Matt Leclere

A woman was taken to hospital with a head injury and a fractured leg after plunging down a flight of 10 steps in Folkestone yesterday.

Emergency services were called to a house in Dover Road after the woman, in her 30s, fell down a flight of external steps at around 4.35pm.

Paramedics assessed and treated the woman at the scene before taking her to William Harvey Hospital, in Ashford.

A woman was taken to hospital after falling down 10 steps. Picture @Kent_999s

A woman was taken to hospital after falling down 10 steps. Picture @Kent_999s

Two cars and an ambulance from South East Coast Ambulance Service were backed up by the Hazardous Area Response Team.

A SECAmb spokesman said: "She sustained a head injury and fracture to her leg and was assessed and treated at the scene. She was taken to William Harvey as a priority and was fully conscious."

A Kent Police spokesman confirmed officers attended as a woman fell from the stairs leading to the front door, over the stairwell railings to the basement at the front of the property.

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