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Latest: A228 smash driver, from Hoo, discharged from King's College Hospital in London

22 July 2014
by Nicola Jordan
A pensioner who overturned his car on a roundabout near Hoo has been discharged from hospital. 
 
The man, in his 70s, had to be cut free from his vehicle after it mounted the roundabout and ended up flipping over and landing on its roof on the other side of the junction.
 
The incident happened yesterday, at about 11.40am and the pensioner, who is thought to live in Hoo, was taken to Kings College Hospital by air ambulance after it was believed he suffered serious head and chest injuries. 
 
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The scene on the A228

The scene on the A228

 
He was cut out of his silver Nissan by firefighters from Strood and Hoo fire stations who were called to the scene to help paramedics free him.
 
He was initially treated at the scene following the crash, but was then flown to hospital in London. 
 
A spokesman for police in Medway, said: “The driver was kept in hospital overnight as a precaution. His injuries are no longer thought to be serious.”
 
 
Police closed the road

Police closed the road

 
The accident happened on the roundabout at the junction of Main Road and Peninsula Way. 
 
Police and a land ambulance were called to the incident and the air ambulance landed in a nearby field. 
 
The car, a silver Nissan, landed on its roof, on a grass verge. No other cars were involved. 
 
 
 
The car is taken away

The car is taken away

 
 
 
Police closed the dual carriageway while they dealt with the incident and traffic in the area was grid-locked as the road was closed at the bottom of Four Elms Hill.
 
Arriva were reporting major disruption to its 191 bus service as drivers were unable to access Chattenden, Hoo, High Halstow, Allhallows, Stoke or Grain. 
 
Traffic travelling from Hoo has been able to pass on the opposite carriageway and the road was fully reopened at about 5pm. 
 
 
 
Video: Car overturns at roundabout near Hoo
 
 

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