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Man dies after being hit by a car in Maidstone Road, Rochester

A man has died after being hit by a car in Rochester.

Emergency crews were called to Maidstone Road between Hoopers Road and Watt's Avenue, near the Shozna restaurant, during the early hours of this morning.

The stretch of road in Maidstone Road in Rochester, where a man died after being hit by a car
The stretch of road in Maidstone Road in Rochester, where a man died after being hit by a car

The road was closed and witnesses living nearby said forensic officers were at the scene.

Officers are appealing for information following the incident which happened at 2am.

A man in his 30s died after he was hit by a brown Nissan Qashqai.

PC Jamie Woodhams of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at around the time of the incident.

"In particular, I would ask motorists driving along Maidstone Road between 1.55am and 2.15am to review any dashcam footage they may have and contact us.

"I am also interested in hearing from anyone else in the area who may have information that will assist us with our investigation."

A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit witness appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference KH/MW/065/20. Alternatively email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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