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Drink driving arrest as woman taken to hospital following crash at Witham Way, Strood

A man has been arrested and a woman taken to hospital after a serious two-car collision.

The emergency services were called to Witham Way, Strood at around 2.30pm following reports of a crash between two vehicles.

Paramedics and fire crews were in attendance
Paramedics and fire crews were in attendance

Officers attended alongside a crew from Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the air ambulance who arrived to find all people outside their vehicles.

A woman was assessed and treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Medway Maritime Hospital by road.

A second driver, a 35-year-old man from Chatham was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving while over the legal alcohol limit.

He has been escorted by officers to a local hospital before being taken into custody.

A resident, who did not want to be named said: “I heard a very, very loud bang and what sounded like a child screaming”, adding his initial fears were “oh no, a little kid has been hit by a car”.

The air ambulance attended the scene but the woman was later taken to hospital by road
The air ambulance attended the scene but the woman was later taken to hospital by road

“I came out and there was a gentleman in the car with a woman,” he said.

“As I came out he was taking her out of the car and got her to the side of the road. I rushed over and put her in the recovery position.

“We tried to talk to her and keep her conscious.”

The man who was arrested was later released pending further investigation.

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