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A car has crashed into a tree and bushes on the Old Thanet Way in Herne Bay, seriously injuring a 19 year old man from the local area.

Kent Fire and Rescue Crews were called to the crash involving a blue Vauxhall Corsa which left the road at around 2.30am, while travelling between Chestfield and Greenhill.

Crews stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the driver who was trapped by the nature of his injuries.

They worked with paramedics from SECAMB and the air ambulance doctors to assess and remove him from his car before he was transferred by land ambulance and taken to a London hospital.

The Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to hear from any witnesses who have not already been spoken to.

Witnesses are asked to call 01622 798538 quoting reference MS/213/17.