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Gillingham schoolgirl, 9, hurt after van careered towards a group of children

12 December 2013
by Rachael Woods

Police were called to Brompton Road in Gillingham just after 12.30pm yesterday to reports that a man and a child had been hit by a vehicle. 

The driver is reported to have swerved to avoid another car and mounted the kerb. 

He then drove off from the scene.

Brompton Road, Gillingham

The children were walking in Brompton Road, Gillingham, when the hit-and-run driver swerved onto the path

The group of pupils and staff were thought to have been walking back to a nearby school after a trip to MidKent College.

The girl suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital but discharged later the same day. The man is thought to have escaped unhurt. 

A spokesman for the ambulance service confirmed a nine-year-old girl had been treated at the scene and was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital.

A police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 12.32pm to Brompton Road, Gillingham, to reports that a vehicle had collided with two pedestrians – a man and a child – and driven off.

"Inquiries are ongoing to locate the vehicle.”

  • Full story in the Medway Messenger tomorrow (Friday). 



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