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Sheerness High Street closed after car incident

An elderly man has been rescued via the windscreen of an overturned car.

He was initially treated at the scene of the crash, which blocked Sheerness High Street in both directions.

It is understood a silver Ford was heading towards the town centre when he clipped a parked black Audi causing his vehicle to flip on its side, trapping him inside.

Paramedics at the scene
Paramedics at the scene

It happened near the Queens Head Pub at around 5.15pm.

An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said: "The driver had a very lucky escape."

A police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to High Street, Sheerness at 4.55pm following a report of a road traffic collision.

"South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene.

"Police are on the scene."

A Kent Fire and Rescue spokeswoman added: "KFRS was called at 16.59pm to a vehicle on its side in Sheerness High Street.

"Crews removed the windscreen to free an elderly man, who was passed into the care of SECAmb."

The road reopened at around 6.10pm.

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