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Pensioner injured after cyclist collision in St Mary's Street, Canterbury

By Kristina Curtis

An elderly pedestrian was injured and had to be taken to hospital after a collision with a teenage cyclist on Friday.

The incident happened around 5.12pm along St Mary's Street, Canterbury, where it is believed a teenage cyclist hit the pensioner before cycling off.

According to an eyewitness, the pedestrian was an elderly man who is believed to have been visiting the city with his family.

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"A group of four young kids hurtled the wrong way down St Mary's St, C'by, and smashed into a man, visiting the city with his family.

"The kids were abusive to the various adults who tried to stop them, and rode off."

"Two emergency vehicles - police and ambulance - were called and he was taken to hospital."

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 5.12pm on Friday, September 1 following a collision involving a teenage cyclist and an elderly pedestrian.

"The cyclist is alleged to have left the scene with two friends following the incident, which resulted in the man being taken to a local hospital with chest injuries.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

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