Two flown to Tunbridge Wells Hospital after cyclist and walker collide

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By kentsussex | Sunday, January 27, 2013, 10:03

Two people were flown to hospital after a pedestrian and cyclists collided in Tunbridge Wells yesterday morning.

The woman, who was walking, suffered head and chest injuries after the crash on Church Road at 7.45am.

The male cyclist had cuts to his head and chest injuries.

An off-duty nurse who witnessed the incident helped out.

The air ambulance then arrived to take the duo to Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury. 

Neither had life-threatening injuries.



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    Just to clarify things - My husband was first on the scene after the incident which was far from minor. Both casualties were seriously injured and the air ambulance was called. After the casualties were stabilized which took over an hour they were sent to hospital in two ambulances.

    By noos888 at 19:01 on 28/01/13

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    With all sympathy for those involved, why was an air ambulance deployed for such a minor accident? Was it a time thing - couldn't an ambulance get to them quickly enough?

    With only a few potential road routes for accessing the Tunbridge Wells Hospital and the two main ones (North Farm / A21 & Pembury Road) regularly gridlocked are air ambulances going to prove the only viable option?

    By thehoodedclaw at 12:22 on 27/01/13

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