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Serious crash in Luton Road, Chatham, marks second in two days


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A three-car crash has blocked a busy residential road - marking its second serious collision in just two days.

The incident happened in Luton Road, Chatham, at about 1.45pm today near to the road's junction with Short Street.

A second serious crash has taken place in Luton Road, Chatham
A second serious crash has taken place in Luton Road, Chatham

One driver allegedly fled the scene before police arrived.

Officers remain in the road, which is currently blocked.

It is not yet clear whether anyone was injured.

Second serious crash this weekend

This afternoon's collision comes a day after another serious crash saw a man in his 40s tragically killed, just yards away.

The damage in Luton Road, Chatham, following the crash that happened in the early hours of Saturday
The damage in Luton Road, Chatham, following the crash that happened in the early hours of Saturday

Three men were arrested after the pedestrian died in the early hours of yesterday, after being struck by a van that mounted the pavement.

The Ford Transit van involved in yesterday's crash had been travelling towards Chatham Hill when it mounted the footpath where the victim was walking, near the junction with Short Street.

The van then came to a stop against two properties.

Police were called to the area at about 12.40am but the victim, a man in his 40s from the Medway area, was declared dead at the scene.

Police say that an unknown number of occupants fled the van on foot following the crash.

But a 45-year-old man from Spalding, Lincolnshire, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Two other men, aged 25 and 35 and both from Chatham, were later also arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

All three men remain in custody, as inquiries continue.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating yesterday's crash, and would like to hear from anyone who has information and is yet to speak with an officer.

Investigators are particularly keen to obtain privately held CCTV and dash cam footage which captures any of the parties involved.

Anyone with information is asked to call 01622 798538 quoting SCIU/134/21. You can also email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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