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Pedestrian flown to hospital after being struck by car in Putney Drive, Kemsley

By John Nurden

A man has been flown to a London hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Kemsley.

Police confirmed they were called to Putney Drive, at 5.30pm to a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

It was initially thought a young boy had been hit, but an eye witness said the victim was a man in his mid 20s and the child was simply playing nearby.

The Kent Air Ambulance in Newman Drive tonight. Picture Campbell James

The Kent Air Ambulance in Newman Drive tonight. Picture: Campbell James

A police spokesman said: "Officers are at the scene and the pedestrian has been taken to a London hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries."

She added: "Traffic is heavier due to the incident so motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible."

A Kent Air Ambulance helicopter seen in Newman Drive and Putney Drive, Sittingbourne, this evening.

A Kent Air Ambulance helicopter seen in Newman Drive and Putney Drive, Sittingbourne, this evening.

It is understood the incident happened near the junction with Newman Drive.

One witness reported seeing two Kent Air Ambulance helicopters at the scene.

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