Police were called to Dane Valley Road at 2.03pm yesterday (January 10) when a yellow Iveco Daily van was involved with a collision, hitting a tree and then colliding with a parked beige Citroen C4. The boy was pulled from the vehicle by two members of the public.
The boy was taken to a London hospital. He is in a serious but stable condition.
A 49-year-old man from Margate was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving offences and remains in custody.
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would now like to hear from any witnesses to the collision including anyone who saw either vehicle beforehand.
They would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage that may assist their investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference LB/002/21. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Either vehicle. Only one was driving.
The second vehicle (understood to have been a parked car) is additional information that wasn’t in the original police statement yesterday. This has now been amended.
There already is traffic calming on that section of road but ‘no’ warning signs visible that warn about humps hazzard when entering the estate from Millmead road. It probably was that the van was going too fast over them that threw it off into a tree.
But in anycase I hope the young boy gets well soon.
Nothing to do with humps and all to do with drink driving!