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Police tape off Belgrave Road in Dover after 'hit and run' crash

Police and forensic teams taped off a residential road in Dover following a suspected hit and run.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Belgrave Road at about 9.25am this morning after two people were injured following a crash involving three cars.

Forensics at the scene in Belgrave Road
Forensics at the scene in Belgrave Road

There is a hole in a wall of one of the properties where one car apparently struck it.

A neighbour saw what happened and has given a full statement to police.

The man, who did not want to be named, told KentOnline: "I was walking home when I saw a group of people in some sort of argument.

"Then I saw a large silver car reverse towards some people and hit a young woman. The car then drove off downhill.

Police closed the road for several hours
Police closed the road for several hours

"I rushed to my house to get a first aid kit for the victim but I also saw the damage to the wall. So I told the occupants of that house to get out.

"I was afraid there would be further collapse on that wall. They had heard a bang but didn't realise their house had been hit.

"They were lucky they were not in the basement otherwise they could have been hurt.

"As for the injured woman when I returned to her I found someone else was already dealing with her injuries.

There is a hole in the wall where the car hit it
There is a hole in the wall where the car hit it

"All this was before the emergency services arrived."

Police sealed off the area until shortly after midday, stopping traffic coming from Clarendon Place into Belgrave Road, and also uphill along the street.

They also cordoned off Westbury Crescent for traffic coming and going. Pedestrians were also kept out.

A police spokesman said: "Officers were called at 9.25am to reports of a collision involving three cars. Two people sustained minor injuries."

Police later said that enquiries were ongoing and those with information should contact their appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting the reference number 46/229851/19.

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