Two women seriously injured after crash on Old Thanet Way in Whitstable
A car ploughed through
this garden fence
by Jamie Bullen
Two young women are fighting for their lives after their car
careered off the old Thanet Way and ploughed into a pensioner's
Police said the silver Peugeot 206 left the road near the Tesco
roundabout at about 10.20pm before smashing through
a fence in Golden Hill, Whitstable.
The women, thought to be 19, both had to be cut free from the
wreckage and were rushed to hospital with life-threatening
The road was shut for almost eight hours before re-opening
Inside the house was pensioner Thomas Flynn, 83, who said
his home shook with the impact.
He said: "I was lying on the sofa watching the 10 o'clock news
when it felt as though a bomb had exploded. The whole house started
"I got up and went to the back door straight away but I couldn't
open the door because all the debris had stacked up.
"When I managed to get it open it was an unbelievable sight, it
was a nightmare.
"My first thought was not my home, but the girls. I called out
to them but got no response and then I phoned 999. I hope they will
The car crashed into the
garden of Thomas Flynn's home
Mr Flynn phoned his daughter, Amanda, who rushed to be with her
She said: "He has been in so much distress. He has been
"He did fantastically well to get the door open because he is
disabled. He suffers severe arthritis and heart failure
"The police have been here since 7.30am so we haven't had any
sleep. We just hope the girls will be okay."
Anyone who witnessed the crash should call Kent Police's
serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538.
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