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Two in hospital after crash in Cranbrook Road, Tenterden

By Molly Mileham-Chappell

Two pensioners remain in a critical but stable condition today after being airlifted to a London hospital following a serious crash in Tenterden yesterday.

The crash on Tenterden Road and Cranbrook Road, involving a motorbike, van and a car, happened on Wednesday, June 14.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at around 11.45am.

The road remains blocked from Tenterden/Rolvenden Road but cars are being allowed to come up Cranbrook Road in the opposite direction
The road remains blocked from Tenterden/Rolvenden Road but cars are being allowed to come up Cranbrook Road in the opposite direction

A red Mercedes van, a blue Volkswagen Polo and a black Honda CBR motorcycle were all involved in the collision.

Officers attended the scene alongside paramedics.

Two ambulance cars and two emergency response vehicles attended, along with both air ambulance helicopters.

Two of the four people in the Polo, a man and a woman aged in their 70s, suffered serious injuries.

They were air-lifted by both helicopters to Kings College Hospital in London with injuries that were described as life threatening, but now remain in a critical but stable condition.

The woman was reportedly suffering from head, abdomen, and lower leg injuries.

Both the driver of the Polo and a third female passenger suffered minor injuries, with the passenger reporting chest and back pain. The pair were taken to the Wiliam Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Six people are said to be involved in the crash altogether and all were checked at the scene.

Cranbrook Road was closed for the afternoon between the A28 Rolvenden Road and Tenterden Road, and the road reopened just before 5pm.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who saw the vehicles prior to the incident are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 or email sciu.tf@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference RY/CF/131/17.

On Monday (June 19), it was confirmed that all injured parties have now been released from hospital.

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