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Man hit by bus in Chatham taken to King's College Hospital after being struck in Dock Road near Fort Amherst

By Lynn Cox

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a bus during rush-hour traffic in Chatham this morning.

Emergency services were called to Dock Road, near Fort Amherst, at about 8.20am after the man was struck by the double-decker.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours while paramedics and police dealt with the injured man - thought to be in his 50s.

A man was knocked down by a double-decker bus in Chatham. Picture Steve Crispe

A man was knocked down by a double-decker bus in Chatham. Picture: Steve Crispe

An air ambulance was also sent to the scene, but the man was taken a London hospital by road.

It is not known at this stage how old the man is or the seriousness of his injuries.

Traffic in the are between Whiffen's Avenue, The Brook and Dock Road was at a standstill while paramedics worked on the man at the scene.

Police taped off the area at the traffic lights near the Army recruitment office.

Emergency services in Chatham after a man was hit by a bus. Picture Kelly Watts

Emergency services in Chatham after a man was hit by a bus. Picture: Kelly Watts

The man was put on a stretcher and taken to King's College Hospital in London by land ambulance, but air ambulance doctors attended to help treat the man.

After he was put in the ambulance, the road remained closed until just after 11am with motorists urged to find alternative routes.

Witness Kelly Watts went past the scene and saw the injured man lying on a stretcher.

She said: "The ambulance was leaving. The man looked unconscious on a stretcher with some machine being carried next to him.

"He looked very bad, bless him." 


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