Tod­dler and two women in­jured

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Tesco Smash - By Vicky Cas­tle and Sa­man­tha Wil­liams

A young woman who was badly in­jured af­ter she was hit by a car in a su­per­mar­ket car park is still in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal.

Three peo­ple, in­clud­ing a tod­dler, were in­jured af­ter the smash in the Tesco Crooks­foot car park, in Hythe Road, Willes­bor­ough.

The driver, who is in his 80s, also hit other ve­hi­cles and a row of bol­lards out­side the su­per­mar­ket’s Har­ris & Hoole cafe be­fore strik­ing a 32-year-old woman.

She was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal in Lon­don with se­ri­ous in­juries where she re­mains in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

A se­cond woman in her 30s and a tod­dler – whose car was hit – were also taken to the nearby Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal with mi­nor head in­juries fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent at around 11.45am last Thurs­day.

Wit­nesses re­ported see­ing a woman pedes­trian, who was wait­ing to have her car washed at the car wash in the store’s car park, be­ing struck by a blue Re­nault Scenic car, which then crashed into a tree.

The male driver of the car – which ended up on its side in a bush – and his fe­male pas­sen­ger were also taken to hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

The most se­ri­ous in­jured vic- tim was ini­tially taken to the Wil­liam Har­vey by am­bu­lance be­fore be­ing flown to St Ge­orge’s Hos­pi­tal, in Lon­don.

A SE­CAmb spokesman said two other peo­ple were treated by paramedics but were dis­charged at the scene.

Ken­tish Ex­press reporter Sam Wil­liams said wit­nesses at the scene told her a blue car came round the cor­ner at speed hit­ting two parked cars and tak­ing out six bol­lards in front of the store’s cafe be­fore end­ing up in a bush.

Man­ager of the car wash, Ed­mond Rada, said: “We just heard the bang and then turned our heads around.

“We saw the car end up in trees. The lady from the coffee shop turned up to give them a hand.

“One of my guys ran down there and the next minute there was an am­bu­lance.

“They all tried to help as much as they could be­fore the fire brigade and am­bu­lance got there.

“The lady who got hit was wait­ing for her car to get cleaned. She was wait­ing on the cor­ner and the guys were just about to call her over.

“If it was just one minute later she prob­a­bly would have been al­right.”

It is be­lieved three cars were dam­aged in the in­ci­dent.

An area from the car wash to the coffee shop was cor­doned off and po­lice foren­sic teams were also on the scene.

Pic­ture: @Ken­t_999s

Pic­ture: @Ken­t_999s

Car wash man­ager Ed­mond Rada

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