Child injured after being hit by car in Margate

South East Coast Ambulance Service (image Secamb)

A child has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Margate this afternoon (November 22).

Kent Police officers were made aware by the South East Ambulance Service that the collision had taken place in College Road, near Drapers Mill primary school, at around 4.15pm.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers are currently attending the scene to carry out enquiries. The child has sustained injuries and is being taken to a local hospital for treatment.”

UPDATE:

A message has been posted by Drapers Mill school to say: “One of our year 6 pupils was involved in a road traffic accident. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance accompanied by his mother, where he received medical assessments and treatment.

“We are pleased to share that he is doing well with minimal injuries and has returned home to recover. We all wish him a speedy recovery.”

4 Comments

    • I live near a school. Parents park on the zigzags outside the school, below the sign that says parking is prohibited during term time. Meanwhile, as parents and children are trying to cross the road, other motorists roar past at crazy speeds.

      • I live near a school too, on a busy straight road. Parents park all along road, blocking drives and making it impossible to get out of your property as you can’t see traffic. They then step into the road with prams etc in between the parked cars into oncoming traffic. If you dare to suggest to them it might not be a good example to set to the children you just get a mouthful of abuse, so it’s an accident waiting to happen.

  1. Schools should have In and Out drive thru for dropping off and picking up children, that would work well as there is plenty of experience of this with fast food drive thru’s locally. Most schools have big playing fields and car parks that would allow for this. It would take the pressure off the roads outside these schools.
    Reducing the speed limit to 20 MPH outside the schools would help reduce incidents also as some drivers don’t seem to have the sense to slow down on their own accord.

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