Police search for driver who left scene after pedestrian hit by car in Newington Road

Kent Police (Image Thanet Police)

Police are searching for a motorist who left the scene after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Ramsgate today (June 19).

Police and paramedics attended the incident in Newington Road at 12.50pm but the driver had left the scene. The female pedestrian was taken to William Harvey Hospital.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car in Newington Road, Ramsgate at 12.50pm on Wednesday 19 June.

“Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the pedestrian was taken to a local hospital.

“The car involved was not at the scene when officers arrived and enquiries to locate the driver are underway.”

Any witnesses who have yet to speak to police should call 01843 222289, quoting reference 19-0650.

A South East Coast Ambulance service spokesperson said: “SECAmb were called shortly after 12:45pm today  to reports of a person being hit by a car in Newington Road, Ramsgate.

“Crews arrived and assessed and treated one person before taking them to the William Harvey Hospital for further medical treatment.”


  1. these idiots seem to do as they like without prosecution , the electric scooters are also a hazard , i followed one this morning waving all over the road , and not a copper in sight! , i do hope the injured lady gets well

    • Last Saturday lunchtime Real World, I narrowly escaped death when out on my mobility scooter, when a young man on an electric scooter riding at full pelt, on the pavement, missed me by a fag paper! He was unable to see me because there was a blind spot due to a very high boundary wall, close to the traffic lights near the Ramsgate Viaduct. I am insured, but this man almost certainly wasn’t, and had he hit me he almost certainly would had killed me, due to my life threatening disabilities! The police are unable to stop these idiots, and the only remedy is for e-scooter to registered with a number plate, so they can be traced!

    • No, it’s not local and takes over an hour to get there at the best of times.
      If the police took as long to arrive on scene, how long do they hope the driver will wait for them? Hope they report to a local police station!!!

  2. How can someone knock over a pedestrian and drive off !
    Obviously something to hide , hopefully the police will catch him or her soon .

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