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Pean Hill crash involving bus and car shuts A290 between Canterbury and Whitstable

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after a bus and car collided last night.

Police are now appealing for motorists who witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.

The vehicles are believed to have crashed head-on along the A290 between Canterbury and Whitstable at around 10.15pm.

Police were called to the scene. Stock image

Police were called to the scene. Stock image

Emergency crews including police, paramedics, firefighters and the air ambulance were called to the scene near Pean Hill and the road was closed until 4.41am.

The crash involved a black VW Polo and a bus. Two people were injured.

The woman, who is from Thanet and was driving the car, was taken to King's College Hospital in London with head, chest, stomach, arm and leg injuries.

A second person, a man from the Herne Bay area, was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford with minor injuries.

Officers from the police’s serious collision investigation unit are looking into the circumstances of the crash.

A spokesman said: "Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the A290 near Whitstable.

"At around 10.15pm on Wednesday 8 November 2017, a collision involving a bus and a black VW Polo happened on the A290 Pean Hill between Blean and Whitstable.

"Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident and are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the vehicles immediately before or during the collision, or who have dashcam footage to get in contact."

Two ambulances and a paramedic car were sent to the scene along with the air ambulance. Both patients were taken by road to hospital.

Witnesses can call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting DW/253/17 or alternatively they can email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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