Man left in serious condition after sustaining ‘life-threatening’ injuries during Folkestone bus crash

A man remains in a serious condition after sustaining ‘life threatening injuries’ during a devastating bus crash in Folkestone over the weekend. Emergency service personnel rushed to reports of a crash involving a bus and a pedestrian in Bouverie Square just after 10.00am on Saturday (August 20) morning.

Officers from Kent Police were joined by paramedics and teams from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service. An air ambulance was also spotted in the area, which was linked to the incident.

A police cordon was promptly established in the area, and the one way street of Bouverie Place was closed while emergency services remained at the scene. One onlooker at the time said: “The bus stop looks really damaged, there is glass everywhere.”

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Five KFRS fire engines attended the incident, alongside the technical rescue unit. One man was then passed over to the care of paramedics with suspected life-threatening injuries.

He was then transported to a London hospital for treatment. Kent Police has confirmed that the man currently remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The full statement from KFRS reads: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called at 10.07am today (20 August) to reports of a crash involving a bus and a pedestrian in Bouverie Square, Folkestone. Five fire engines attended, as well as the technical rescue unit.

“One person was passed into the care of paramedics with suspected life-threatening injuries.” At the time of the incident, a spokesperson for Stagecoach stated: “We can confirm one of our buses was involved in an incident at Folkestone Bus Station this morning.

“Our first thoughts are for the person involved. Safety is our absolute priority and we are assisting the investigation into the circumstances involved in every way that we can.”


Article Source: Kent Live