Vigil to be held after two killed and child seriously injured in Ramsgate collision

A vigil is to be held this evening after two people were killed, and a schoolgirl was left seriously injured when a car hit a family of five who were on holiday in Ramsgate in Kent.

The incident happened outside the multi-storey car park in Leopold Street at around 9.35pm on Wednesday 10 August.

Kent Police said a black Alfa Romeo was involved in a collision with five pedestrians, all members of the same family, including a man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s, who died a short time afterwards.

A girl of primary school age also suffered serious injuries and has been taken to a London hospital for treatment.

Tonight a vigil will be held at the scene of the crash.

Mayor of Ramsgate Cllr Raushan Ara said: "My thoughts are with the friends and family of those who lost their lives and those injured in the tragic incident last night in Leopold Street, Ramsgate.

"On behalf of the people of Ramsgate I send our sincere condolences to the family who have lost a mother and grandfather.

Cards and flowers were left at the scene of the crash in Leopold Street.

"This is an extremely sad and tragic accident which has shocked the local community. I would like to thank the emergency services and police for their response.

"Please join me and other Ramsgate Town Councillors for a vigil at 7pm in Leopold Street.”

A man in his 40s and a boy of primary school age sustained minor injuries.

A 30-year-old man from Ramsgate has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of a collision.

He is also currently receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries.