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A teenager was rushed to hospital after she was hit by a car this morning on a notorious stretch of road.

Paramedics were called to Whitstable Road at around 8.20am after the 13-year-old was knocked to the ground.

The girl was treated by ambulance crews before being taken to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital with a foot injury.

Whitstable Road.
Whitstable Road.

Traffic was backed up towards Graveney Road.

The accident follows a two-vehicle crash at the same spot on Monday evening, when one driver fled the scene.

There has been a number of calls to Kent County Council over the last five years for there to be more traffic control measures in place to make vehicles drive slower along Whitstable Road.

Martin Young, who lives in the road, spoke out recently after a woman was hit by a van and taken to hospital.

He said that “nothing has been done to slow traffic down”, despite the number of accidents.

He said at the time: “Traffic and cars have changed since the highway rules were laid down and to say that this road does not qualify for calming measures, e.g illuminated speed limit signs, as was suggested by a councillor after the last accident, is short-sighted and a way of saving money.

“Profit before people as usual.”

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