Woman still crit­i­cal af­ter crash

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

A young woman is in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion fol­low­ing a hor­ror smash in an Ash­ford su­per­mar­ket’s car park.

The 32-year-old was hit by a car on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 11 out­side Tesco Crooks­foot, off Hythe Road, in Willes­bor­ough, as she waited for her car to be washed.

She was air­lifted to a Lon­don hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries.

Now, two weeks af­ter the crash, po­lice say she re­mains in a “crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion” in the hos­pi­tal in the cap­i­tal.

The car that hit the young woman, which was driven by a man in his 80s, also col­lided with two parked cars and a row of bol­lards out­side the su­per­mar­ket’s Har­ris & Hoole cafe.

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 lunchtime in­ci­dent.

The blue Re­nault Scenic car, which also had a fe­male pas­sen­ger, ended up in trees fol­low­ing the se­ri­ous crash.

Both oc­cu­pants of the ve­hi­cle were also taken to hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

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

This week, po­lice say no ar­rests have been made since the smash.

They say they have also spo­ken to sev­eral wit­nesses but are still ap­peal­ing for any­one who saw what hap­pened to come for­ward – in par­tic­u­lar a woman near Tesco’s en­trance.

A spokesman said: “In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on-go­ing.

“Of­fi­cers have spo­ken to a num­ber of wit­nesses but are still keen to speak to any­one who was in the car park at the time and saw the col­li­sion and have not al­ready spo­ken to po­lice.

“This in­cludes a woman dressed in black who was walk­ing to­wards the cov­ered walk­way out­side the su­per­mar­ket when the col­li­sion oc­curred.”

Wit­nesses are asked to call the ded­i­cated SCIU ap­peal line on 01622 798538 quot­ing 11-468. Al­ter­na­tively email sciu.td@kent.pnn. po­lice.uk.

Pic­ture: Ken­t999s

The crash at Tesco

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