Police investigators have charged a suspect with multiple offences following a serious collision on the A2 near Dartford last Friday.

The incident took place at around 10.40pm on 16 February 2024, along the Watling Street coastbound carriageway between the A296 and Ebbsfleet junctions. Three cars were involved, a black Ford Fiesta, a blue Audi S3 and a blue MG HS.

A passenger in the Fiesta was airlifted to a London hospital where she remains in a serious condition. The driver and a second passenger were also treated for injuries and later discharged. The driver of the blue Audi S3 along with his passenger had left the scene before the arrival of patrols and Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) started an investigation.

On Tuesday 20 February, a suspect was arrested and taken into custody and a man of no fixed address, was charged on Wednesday 21 February with causing serious injury by driving dangerously; failing to stop following a collision where others were injured; failing to give a name and address or make a report at a police station following a collision where others were injured, and driving without insurance. The 35-year-old was remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court later the same day.

A 25-year-old woman from Walworth, Greater London who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been bailed to return to the police station, pending further enquiries.

Officers are continuing to urge anyone who witnessed the collision or has CCTV or dashcam footage to contact them if they have not yet spoken to the police. Anyone with information which could assist the investigation should call the SCIU appeals line on 01622 798538, quoting reference JW/LB/016/24. You can also email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk

By Ed

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