Man dies af­ter be­ing hit by lorry at truck stop

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Sam Len­non slen­non@thek­m­

A MAN has been killed un­der a lorry at Ash­ford Truck Stop.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to re­ports that the vic­tim was struck by a Sca­nia ar­tic­u­lated lorry be­ing parked on Tues­day evening.

The tragedy at Water­brook Av­enue near Or­bital Park hap­pened just be­fore 6.30pm.

South Kent Po­lice spokesman Rosy Alexan­der said; “The man sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries and was pro­nounced dead at the scene. “We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.” Both Ash­ford po­lice of­fi­cers and the Kent force’s Se­ri­ous Crash In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit were called out to the tragedy.

The vic­tim’s death was con­firmed by paramedics from South East Coast Am­bu­lance Ser­vice.

Ash­ford fire­fight­ers were also called, send­ing one en­gine, to as­sist po­lice in mak­ing the scene safe.

The vic­tim has not so far been iden­ti­fied and the SCIU is ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses. Any­body who can help should con­tact the unit on 01622 798538.

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