Boy, 12, suffers serious head injuries after being hit by car in Wingham
A 12-year-old boy has been taken to
hospital this morning after being hit by a car during
The youngster suffered serious head injuries in the crash in
Wingham at about 8am.
Paramedics went to the scene, on the A257 Canterbury Road, as
traffic built up near the Casino petrol station.
Cashier Alan Kumar said he was serving a customer when the boy
He said: "Someone came running in and said to call an ambulance
because a boy had been hit by car.
"I didn't see it happen but could see him lying in the road. I
called 999 and the operator wanted to know if he was still
"I was in the office and didn't know, so they took the mobile
number of someone else who was with the boy.
"The doctors arrived and must have been here about an hour
before they took him off.
"I tried to help with teas, coffees and water for all the
The boy was taken to a London hospital by land. The road was
re-opened at 9.30am.
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