Dartford bus collision: 16 injured

PUBLISHED: 09:17 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 30 May 2018

The incident happened in Hythe Street, Dartford. Picture: Google

The incident happened in Hythe Street, Dartford. Picture: Google


A collision took place in Dartford last night involving a bus and a number of vehicles.

Kent Police said a total of 25 vehicles were reported as damaged in the incident which happened in Dartford town centre around 6.50pm on Tuesday, May 29.

The force confirmed this morning, Wednesday May 30, that 16 people have been injured, none seriously.

A spokesman last night said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving and remains in police custody.”

The South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), and Kent Fire and Rescue Service were also called to the scene.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews worked with SECAmb paramedics to look after a number of people suffering from minor injuries.

“One person required oxygen following the incident.”

The Arriva bus involved in the crash is the vehicle which was named after 107-year-old Gravesend resident Ivy Woolcock in April, as a tribute to her reaching the incredible age.

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