Girl, 14, knocked down outside The John Wallis Academy in Ashford
Medics arrive after a
schoolgirl is knocked down. Picture: Heather Abbott
by Tim Collins
An Ashford girl is hospital today with serious head injuries
after being knocked down outside her school.
The 14-year-old pupil at The John Wallis Academy in the town was
hit by a car near the school's gates yesterday
She is believed to have suffered a fractured skull and was taken
by ambulance to a London hospital.
Police were called to Crundale Close, on the Stanhope housing
estate, at just after 4pm.
Officers at the scene of
the crash on Stanhope estate in Ashford
They closed Stanhope Road at the junction with the
close until just after 7.20pm.
Two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were also called,
and the Kent Air Ambulance later arrived at the scene to help.
The girl was driven by ambulance to King's College
Hospital, in London.
She was hit by a car described by witnesses as a
small silver hatchback.
Her condition was described as serious but stable this morning
with the girl awaiting tests to confirm the extent of her
A schoolgirl was knocked
down outside The John Wallis Academy
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