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Car crashes into Tunbridge Wells Railway Station

A railway station entrance had to be closed off this morning after a car crashed into the front of it.

The accident happened at Tunbridge Wells station at around 7.45am.

The car hit a pillar supporting the canopy. Picture: Dhruvin Patel
The car hit a pillar supporting the canopy. Picture: Dhruvin Patel

A witness described how the SUV came very close to hitting a lady getting money out of the cash machine.

Dhruvin Patel said: "I was walking to the entrance and right in front of me I saw a SUV pull in … instead of braking the driver may have carried on accelerating.

"There was the lady on the right getting money out of the card machine. If this car had come one foot to the right, she would have definitely been crushed.

"She was in serious shock.

"I feel there needs to be some metal barriers or structure in place to avoid this happening in the future and causing someone to be impaled or worse killed."

The driver was interviewed by police and later taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

No other vehicles were involved.

It was feared that a canopy above the entrance to Platform 1 had been damaged.

Southeastern asked passengers to use the entrance via Platform 2 until the safety of the canopy had been assessed.

It was found not to be compromised and the entrance was re-opened two hours later.

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