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Man fights for life after car fire in Poulton Lane, Ash

A man is fighting for life in a London hospital after suffering serious injuries in a car fire along a quite country lane.

The casualty was discovered collapsed in the vehicle by a dog walker in Poulton Lane, Ash, near Canterbury.

Emergency crews were called to the scene and an air ambulance landed nearby.

The incident happened in Poulton Lane, Ash. Picture: Google.
The incident happened in Poulton Lane, Ash. Picture: Google.

Fire crews arrived shortly after 12.30pm on Monday, but the blaze had already been put out.

The man was flown to King’s College Hospital with what were described as “life-threatening injuries”.

Ambulance service spokesman Rich Airey said: “Ambulance crews in three ambulances and one paramedic car attended the scene following reports a man had been found collapsed in a vehicle in Poulton Lane shortly after 12.30pm.

“The air ambulance service joined us at the scene. The man was given emergency treatment before being airlifted to King’s College Hospital in a life-threatening condition.”

An air ambulance report said the man had been exposed to fire and smoke and had suffered burn injuries.

A police spokesman said officers had been called to the lane following reports of concern for the welfare of a man in a car.

It has not been confirmed how the fire started.

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