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Pedestrian badly hurt in Rochester

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A man was taken to hospital after being struck by a car when it is believed he ran across a busy road in Rochester.

The accident happened on Strood-bound side of, Corporation Street, at the bottom of Star Hill at about 8.45pm on Monday night when the man, who has not been named, ran across the carriageway.

Police and an ambulance crew were called to the scene, close to the junction of Almon Place and diverted traffic round nearby Bardell Terrace, as police closed the road for around six hours.

The car involved ended up mounting the pavement and coming to a stop near Almon Place.

It is thought the man suffered significant injuries during the collision, but is said to now be in a stable condition in hospital. It is believed he had run into the road due to a separate incident.

A spokesman for Medway Police, said: "A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and the road was closed.

"Officers diverted traffic along Bardell Terrace and the man was deemed in a stable condition at about 2am."

The road was fully reopened at 2.45am.

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