Girl, 13, dies after being hit by a car as she crossed road near roundabout in Kent

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Girl, 13, dies after being hit by a car as she crossed road near roundabout in Kent

  • The teenager was crossing a carriageway near the Whitfield roundabout in Kent
  • She was hit by a blue Vauxhall Astra and was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Police are appealing for witnesses and have launched an investigation 


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A 13-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a car while she tried to cross the road near a Kent roundabout.

The teenager was hit by a blue Vauxhall Astra by the Whitfield roundabout in Kent shortly before 8pm on Friday.

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The girl, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A256.

A 13-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a car while she tried to cross the road near a Kent roundabout (pictured)

A 13-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a car while she tried to cross the road near a Kent roundabout (pictured)

Her family have been informed. 

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after the crash near the carriageway.

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A statement from Kent Police said: ‘Witnesses are sought following a fatal collision in Dover.

‘At about 7.40pm on Friday 15 October 2021, it is believed a blue Vauxhall Astra was travelling along the A256, Whitfield Hill after the exiting the Whitfield roundabout, when it collided with a pedestrian that was crossing the carriageway.

The teenager was hit by a blue Vauxhall Astra by the Whitfield roundabout in Kent shortly before 8pm on Friday

The teenager was hit by a blue Vauxhall Astra by the Whitfield roundabout in Kent shortly before 8pm on Friday

‘The pedestrian, a 13-year-old girl was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.

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‘Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or has dashcam footage which might assist their enquiries.

‘Witnesses should call the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798 538 or email [email protected] quoting SM/CF/116/21.’

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