Two people killed and child seriously injured after car hits family in Ramsgate

Emergency services at the Photo Charlie Purser

Two people have died and a child left seriously injured following a collision in Ramsgate last night (August 10_.

A Black Alfa Romeo was involved in a collision in Leopold Street at 9.35pm, hitting five pedestrians, all members of the same family, including a man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s, understood to be Israeli nationals, who both sadly died a short time afterwards.

A girl of primary school age also suffered serious injuries and has been taken to a London hospital for treatment. A man in his 40s and a boy of primary school age sustained minor injuries.

Photo Charlie Purser

Officers attended and a 30-year-old man from Ramsgate was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of a collision. He is also currently receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Enquiries into the incident are being carried out by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit who are keen to hear from any witnesses, local businesses with CCTV evidence or drivers with relevant dashcam footage.

According to The Jerusalem Post the Foreign Ministry has confirmed officials received details of the accident and consul head Sima Duvdevani is in contact with the victims’ families.

Please call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference DS/DGC/090/22.