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One hurt, three escape injury in Maidstone town centre crash near Sainsburys

By Alan Smith

A woman was taken to hospital in a neck-brace today after being injured in a two-car accident in Maidstone town centre.

She was driving a blue Volvo Estate along Wat Tyler Way towards King Street when she was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Focus existing from Padsole Lane next to Sainsburys supermarket and seeking to drive towards Upper Stone Street.

The damaged Ford Focus
The damaged Ford Focus

The Ford Focus was being driven by Kenneth Dale, 81, who was accompanied by his wife Pamela, 79, and son Nick, 53.

All three were shaken, but not seriously hurt.

Sgt Carl Howson said: “It looks worse than it is. Fortunately no-one was seriously injured.”

The police swiftly moved the vehicles into one lane so that traffic flows at the junction were not disrupted.

The junction is controlled by traffic lights.

The two cars were moved to keep traffic flowing
The two cars were moved to keep traffic flowing

Sgt Howson said: “We have the details of a number of witnesses whom will be contacting for statements. It is too early yet to say who was to blame or whether any charges will be brought.”

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