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Emergency services attend collision in Harmer Street, Gravesend

An elderly woman has been injured in a suspected hit and run.

A vehicle stopped on the zebra crossing in Harmer Street, Gravesend, after hitting the pedestrian near the junction with The Terrace, but the occupants are said to have fled.

An eyewitness claimed an elderly person had been hurt and three people had ran from the vehicle.

Emergency services at the scene in Harmer Street.

Emergency services at the scene in Harmer Street.

There was damage to the windscreen of the car on the crossing, a red two-door Hyundai.

It happened at around 12.30pm.

Traffic was brought to standstill while emergency services worked, with vehicles being diverted up Church Street.

The air ambulance also landed nearby.

The road reopened at around 6pm and traffic has cleared.

A police spokesman said earlier: "Kent Police officers are currently in Harmer Street, Gravesend, following a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. 

The air ambulance lands after the crash. Picture @jason_photos

The air ambulance lands after the crash. Picture: @jason_photos

"Officers were called at 12.33pm to a report of the incident and are in attendance along with South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"The pedestrian, believed to be a woman in her 70s, has been taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

"The occupants of the vehicle are reported to have left the scene following the collision."

Sergeant Hannah Brown, of Kent Police's serious collision investigation unit, last night said: "We are appealing to anyone who saw the red Hyundai prior to this incident and in particular anyone who can help us identify the driver."

Anyone with information is asked to call 01622 798538, quoting reference AW/MS/186/17.

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