Driver dies and two women badly injured in Sandgate Esplanade crash
Fatal crash at Sandgate Esplanade.
Crash in which a man died and two women were injured at Sandgate.
Police at the scene of the Sandgate fatal crash
Air ambulance lands at Sandgate after fatal crash.
Scenes of the fatal crash
at Sandgate Esplanade. Pictures: @Kent_999s
A man has died and two women have been seriously injured after a
car hit pedestrians on Sandgate Esplanade.
It's believed the man who died, a driver in his 50s,
was taken ill just before the crash at 9.40am today.
The two women were believed to have been walking along the
esplanade near Folkestone when the man's car left the road and hit
them onto the beach below the wall.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
One of the women - a 67-year-old - was flown to Kings College
Hospital in London with suspected head and leg injuries, where she
is said to be fighting for her life.
other woman, aged 51, was taken to the William Harvey Hospital
in Ashford with suspected fractures, where she is in a serious
The A259 road between Sandgate and Hythe is now closed for
Any witnesses who have not spoken to police should contact the
Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.
Meanwhile, one lane was shut on the M20 Londonbound after a
crash between a lorry and car.
Speed limits were set lower after the accident between J11
for the B2068 at Hythe and J10 for the A20 earlier this
Witnesses said traffic was at a standstill.
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