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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

14 people injured and 25 cars damaged after bus crash in Dartford

The road is closed while recovery work is ongoing but is anticipated to be re-opened later on Tuesday evening, police said.



Kent Police says 25 vehicles have been damaged and 14 people have been injured in a bus crash in Dartford town centre.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving and remains in custody.

Police were called at 6.48pm and the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.

Footage posted on social media showed a trail of destruction as dozens of badly damaged cars and debris were strewn across the street.

Image:A man has been arrested. Pic: Ben Clements

A total of 14 people were walking wounded and received treatment at the scene.

Kent Fire and Rescue said one person required oxygen following the incident.

Image:One person required oxygen. Pic: Robert Walters

Oliver Monahan, area managing director for Arriva Kent and Surrey, said: "Arriva can confirm that a bus has collided with a number of vehicles on Hythe Street in Dartford on Tuesday evening.

Image:The road was closed following the collision. Pic: Robert Walters

"There have been some reported injuries and at the moment our priority is supporting the emergency services.

"Our thoughts are very much with all those affected."

Image:A man has been arrested. Pic: Ben Clements

The road is closed while recovery work is ongoing but is anticipated to be re-opened later on Tuesday evening, police said.

Brian Barnett tweeted: "Serious accident in Dartford, my car smashed!"

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