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Bobbing accident: second driver dies

By Gemma Constable

By Hayley Robinson

A second driver involved in the fatal Bobbing accident last week has died.

The 18-year-old man, from Sittingbourne, died at a hospital in Romford this afternoon.

His family has been informed but police are not releasing his name at this time.

Mum of one Claire Mackinnon also died in the accident which happened near the McDonald's restaurant on Sheppey Way, at 4.50pm on Wednesday, March 30.

The 28-year-old, of High Street, Queenborough, was the driver of a blue Ford Escort which was hit head-on by a red Ford Sierra which was travelling in the opposite direction.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the Sierra was taken to the Essex hospital with head and spinal injuries which were described at the time as life-threatening.

Three male passengers of the Sierra were taken to Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham with non-life threatening injuries. 

A third car, a green Ford Focus, was also damaged in the collision.  The elderly driver and his female passengers were shaken but uninjured.

Police, Kent Air Ambulance, two appliances from Sittingbourne fire station and South East Coast Ambulance were all called to the scene.

Sheppey Way was close to traffic until about midnight.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.

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