Appeal over info over A21 head-on crash that injured three near Tunbridge Wells

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By kentsussex | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 12:43

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses, after a serious head-on collision on the single-carriageway A21 yesterday closed a stretch of the road for more than six hours.

The road traffic collision involved a blue Ford Focus car and a white Mercedes Veto van on the A21, near Pembury, at 12:22pm on Wednesday 6 February. 

Three people suffered serious injuries.

The male driver of the car, an 83-year-old man from Hadlow, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, where he remains in a serious condition. 

His wife, 78, was a passenger in the same vehicle and was taken by air ambulance to King's College Hospital, London, for treatment for serious injuries.

The only occupant of the van, a 70-year-old man from Hawkhurst, was taken to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury but has since been released.

Traffic was diverted onto the A26 while the cause of the collision was investigated. The road reopened at 6:50pm.

Witnesses to the incident, or those who stopped at the scene who have not yet spoken to police, are asked to call Kent Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538, quoting 06-0521.

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