Man left seriously injured by car
A driver handed himself in to police two hours after a man was hit by a car and left with serious injuries.
The man, in his 20s, is in hospital after the collision, at 8.20pm on Friday, at the junction of Knightrider Street and College Road, near All Saints Church.
An investigation has been launched and it is believed the pedestrian wasn’t using a marked crossing when he was struck by a Toyota Corolla.
He was taken to Kings College Hospital with serious injuries to his head, lower leg, and upper arm. He is in a serious but stable condition.
Air ambulance crews also attended by road, and joined paramedics en route to the London hospital to help with treatment.
Road closures were put in place and drivers were diverted off Hayle Road onto College Road towards Tovil, and stopped from heading into Maidstone from Tovil at the junction of Tovil Road and College Avenue.
These were in place for around two hours while officers examined the scene.
A police spokesman said: “A man in his 30s from Rochester, who reported to Medway Police Station around 10.10pm on Friday, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and failing to stop after a collision.
“He was subsequently released, pending further investigation.”
Officers from the serious collision investigation unit are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information. In particular, they would like to speak to the driver of a large white van travelling behind the Toyota.
Anyone with information can call 01622 798538 quoting reference number AD/DM/251/17 or can email email@example.com
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