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Car hits tree on A299 Thanet Way near Faversham

By John Nurden

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a tree on the A299.

The vehicle, found on the Thanet Way near the Faversham exit, was badly damaged.

A police spokesman said: "Our patrol's photo shows how lucky the driver and passengers were not to be seriously injured.

"Drink driving ruins lives."

Lucky escape: the mangled wreckage of the car which crashed into a tree beside the A299 Thanet Way last night. Picture: Kent Police (5834625)
Lucky escape: the mangled wreckage of the car which crashed into a tree beside the A299 Thanet Way last night. Picture: Kent Police (5834625)

Part of the carriageway near the Brenley Corner roundabout between Faversham and Canterbury, was coned off by police while the wreck of the car was removed from the tree.

Police confirmed the driver had been arrested and was in custody on suspicion of drink driving.

Part of the A229 Thanet Way coned off last night after a car crashed into a tree. Picture: Kent Police (5834603)
Part of the A229 Thanet Way coned off last night after a car crashed into a tree. Picture: Kent Police (5834603)

A police spokesman said: "Police were called to the coastbound carriageway of the A299 at Faversham at 11pm on Wednesday following a report of a road traffic collision.

"The incident involved one vehicle which contained three men in their 20s.

"One person was arrested on suspicion of drink driving."

Car embedded in a tree beside the A229 Thanet Way last night. Picture: Kent Police (5834601)
Car embedded in a tree beside the A229 Thanet Way last night. Picture: Kent Police (5834601)

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