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Police and ambulance in King Street, Gillingham after teenager injured in hit-and-run

A teenager has been hurt in a hit-and-run.

Both South East Coast Ambulance Service and the police have confirmed they were called to a collision yesterday in King Street, Gillingham, at approximately 6pm.

The incident happened in King Street, Gillingham. Picture: Google Streeview
The incident happened in King Street, Gillingham. Picture: Google Streeview

Police say a pedestrian was hit by a car which fled the scene.

Kent Police spokesman Jo Pattison said: "Kent Police was called at around 6.20pm on Wednesday, January 22 to reports of a collision in King Street, Gillingham, between a car and a pedestrian.

"Officers attended the scene alongside the South East Coast Ambulance Service where a vehicle had failed to stop.

"A teenager was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

"Inquiries into the incident are ongoing."

The ambulance service said it believed the injured person was a cyclist.

Spokesman Rich Airey said: “We were called at approximately 6.10pm yesterday to reports of an RTC (road traffic collision) involving a bicycle.

“Ambulance crews attended the scene and the cyclist was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to Medway Maritime Hospital with injuries, including a leg injury.”

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