A child has reportedly been pulled from the wreckage, after a car crashed into his buggy, squashing him against a wall. According to the Daily Mail the child's mother witnessed the accident in Gravesend in Kent. The local MP was also nearby at the time.
It was a miracle. If the car had come a few centimetres further the child would have died.
I heard unhappy sounds and rushed over and a car had crashed into a buggy and it was squeezed into a wall.
The child was lifted out by a guy - the kid seemed fine but the parents were obviously upset.'
– Adam Holloway, Gravesham MP, speaking to the Daily Mail
A teenager has been seriously injured in a car crash, following a police chase in Kent.
Officers had tried to stop the silver Peugeot in Gravesend in the early hours of this morning. It then collided with a black Hyundai and crashed into several parked cars and a wall.
The police car was also damaged.
Of the five young men in the vehicle, three had to be cut free from the wreckage by the fire brigade. The driver is now in a stable condition in hospital, but his injuries are described as serious. The other four suffered minor injuries.
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A statement from Darent Valley Hospital has been released concerning the death of a woman in a field nearby. Her body was discovered on Friday.
“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the lady who was killed in this tragic incident.
She came into the Emergency Department at Darent Valley late on Thursday evening, was assessed and was admitted to our Clinical Decisions Unit. Doctors advised her to stay in hospital for further treatment. However, she took the decision to leave the hospital.”
The results of a post mortem examination are expected today after a woman was believed to have been killed by a horse in Kent. The body of the 53 year old, who was from Gravesend, was found in a field in Darenth Wood Road near to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.