14 Hurt In Dartford Crash

29 May 2018, 21:58

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More than a dozen “walking wounded” have been checked by paramedics after a collision involving a bus and around 25 other vehicles in Dartford.

A man's been arrested on suspicion of careless driving, after it happened in Hythe Street just before 7PM.

A spokesperson from Kent Police said: “Kent Police is attending a report of a collision involving multiple vehicles in Dartford town centre.

“Officers were called at 6.48pm on Tuesday 29 May to Hythe Street.

“The South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service are also at the scene.

“A total of 25 vehicles have been reported damaged. Fourteen people are reported to be walking wounded and are receiving treatment at the scene.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving and remains in police custody.

“The road is closed while recovery work is ongoing but is anticipated to be reopened later this evening.”

A spokesman from Kent Fire and Rescue Service said it was called, along with other emergency services, to a crash involving a bus and around 25 other vehicles:

“The crash happened on Hythe Street in Dartford. Crews worked with SECAmb paramedics to look after a number of people suffering from minor injuries.

“One person required oxygen following the incident.”

Oliver Monahan, Area Managing Director for Arriva Kent and Surrey said: "Arriva can confirm that a bus has collided with a number of vehicles on Hythe Road in Dartford on Tuesday evening.

“There have been some reported injuries and at the moment our priority is supporting the emergency services.

“Our thoughts are very much with all those affected."