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Man fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by car on A2 Watling Street, Gillingham

PUBLISHED: 09:15 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:15 07 November 2017

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Police are appealing for witnesses

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a car in Gillingham on Monday.

Kent Police was called at 12.55pm to reports a pedestrian had been hit by a red Toyota Aygo on the A2 Watling Street, while he was crossing the road close to the junction with Rotary Gardens.

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 30s, was taken to a London hospital by air ambulance, where he is currently being treated for life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious.

Officers from the Serious Collison Investigation Unit are appealing for any witnesses who they have not yet spoken to, to get in touch.

Anyone who saw the collision, or the vehicle or pedestrian beforehand, is urged to call the dedicated witness appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference DH/252/17.

Alternatively email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

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