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Witness appeal after death of pensioner hit by lorry in Newington High Street

Police want to speak to witnesses after the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a lorry.

Officers were called to the collision involving a white articulated lorry in Newington High Street at its junction with Station Road.

It happened shortly before 5pm on Thursday.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Stock picture
Police are appealing for witnesses. Stock picture

Police say the lorry failed to stop and continued towards Sittingbourne. The lorry and its driver are yet to be traced.

Officers were joined by crews from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the pedestrian, a man in his 80s, was treated for his injuries.

He was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital but he died yesterday.

His next of kin have been informed.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are now investigating.

Anyone who saw the lorry or the man immediately before or during the collision, or who has dashcam footage, is urged to call police on 01622 798538, quoting KH/MW/50/18.

Alternatively, send an email to sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

Police are particularly keen to trace a woman who may have witnessed the collision. She is described as white, in her 40s, with short dark hair.

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