News 6 April 2009

Teenager seriously injured in Canterbury crash

An 18-year-old woman from Faversham is critically ill in a London hospital after she was injured in a road crash in Canterbury on Saturday (4 April 2009).
She was a passenger in a silver Land Rover Discovery that overturned on Rheims Way at 6.15pm, just after the roundabout at the junction of Rheims Way, London Road and Knight Avenue.
The 18-year-old man, also from Faversham, who was driving the 4x4 and the other passengers – two young women and two young men – were treated for minor injuries at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford. No other vehicles were involved.
The injured girl was flown to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance that landed in the nearby Victoria Memorial Recreation Ground. The road was closed until 12.30am on Sunday (5 April 2009).
From 7pm this evening (Monday 6 April 2009) police officers will be carrying out further investigations at the roundabout in connection with this crash. The investigations will mean that the roundabout will be closed for very short periods and the delays to motorists will be kept to a minimum.
If anyone witnessed the Land Rover overturn or being driven prior to the crash they are urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.