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Gravesend hit and run sees pensioner airlifted to King's College Hospital with serious injuries

PUBLISHED: 15:15 24 August 2017

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The road was closed throughout Wednesday afternoon

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver sped off after hitting a pensioner in Gravesend town centre on Wednesday.

Harmer Street was closed to traffic in the wake of the crash just after 12.30pm, to allow the woman in her 70s to be airlifted to King’s College Hospital with serious injuries.

She remains in hospital with a head injury but is understood to be in a stable condition.

Kent Police officers were called to the scene and a spokesperson told us: “The occupants of the vehicle, a red Hyundai Accent, are reported to have exited the car and left the scene following the collision.”

Sergeant Hannah Brown of Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “We are appealing to anyone who saw the red Hyundai prior to this incident and in particular anyone who can help us identify the driver.”

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01622 798538, quoting reference AW/MS/186/17.

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