Man seriously injured in Ashford accident
by Tricia Jamieson
A man suffered serious injuries in an accident close to
where two people died three years ago.
The pedestrian was in Beaver Road, Ashford, when he was struck
by a blue Vauxhall Cavalier at around 8.30pm last night near
Marino’s Fish Bar. He was taken to a London hospital. His age is
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the
serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538.
Two people were killed and a young girl left severely disabled
in a hit and run in the same road in September, 2009.
Mother-of-three Denise Head, 49, and Brian Moon, 67, were
walking home after a night out at a social club.
They and Rosie Brown, then 12, were mowed down by a car driven
by Stefan Stanko, a Slovakian who did not stop. Two other people
were also injured.
Stanko, now 26, who had been drinking, was later arrested and
was jailed for 10 years.
He was told by a judge he had caused “carnage” when he drove
while almost twice the legal limit and despite warnings from
friends and their efforts to hide his car keys.
Stanko admitted causing death by dangerous driving, driving with
excess alcohol and failing to stop after an accident.
Mrs Head, of Little Knoll, South Ashford, and Mr Moon, of Farrow
Court, Stanhope, were in a group of family and friends walking home
just after midnight from the Ashford International Sports and
Rosie was left severely disabled. She is in a wheelchair and
unable to speak and spends time in a specialist unit and at her
family home in Monkton Close, Stanhope.
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