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Police officers investigating a serious collision involving a bus and a tractor near Meopham are appealing for dashcam and phone footage following the crash yesterday at around 3.25pm on Wednesday 22 May 2024, on the A227 South Street near Culverstone Green.

Police attended the scene, which was close to the junction for Chapman’s Hill, along with South East Coast Ambulance Service, an air ambulance and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

The bus driver and 12 children were taken to hospital. Four others were treated by paramedics at the scene.

One child remains in a London hospital in a serious but stable condition and of the casualties taken for medical attention at local hospitals, three continue to be treated for injuries described as serious.

Following the incident, a 33-year-old man from East Sussex was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was later bailed to return to the police station, pending further investigation.

The incident is being led by Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) and officers are appealing to any witnesses to contact them. This includes those who may have footage on their phones and motorists with potential evidence on dashcams. Anyone who may be able to assist the investigation should call SCIU on 01622 798538 or email quoting reference EX/DGC/051/24.

Any video footage can be uploaded via the police online portal.

By Ed

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