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Boy, 5, seriously injured in crash in Marden Road, Staplehurst

By KentOnline reporter

A five-year-old boy has been flown to hospital in a serious condition after a crash in Staplehurst.

The child was a passenger in a grey Chevrolet Captiva when it swerved across a grass verge and ended up in a ditch.

The accident happened in Marden Road at 5.15pm yesterday.

Police were called to Marden Road in Staplehurst. Picture Kent Police Roads

Police were called to Marden Road in Staplehurst. Picture: Kent Police Roads

The youngster was flown to St George's Hospital in London, where there is a specialist neurological unit, with head injuries.

The driver, a 41-year-old woman from the Cranbrook area, suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for five hours while police investigated.

Officers from the serious collision investigation unit are now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who saw the crash or the Chevrolet in the moments beforehand is asked to call the appeal line on 01622 798538.

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