Published: 10:30, 03 June 2014 |
Updated: 14:47, 03 June 2014
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.
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.
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."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.