Two dead and schoolgirl seriously injured after five pedestrians hit by car

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s have died following the incident in Ramsgate, Kent

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Two people have died and a child is seriously injured after five pedestrians were hit by a car in Kent.

A Black Alfa Romeo was involved in the incident outside a multi-storey car park in Leopold Street, Ramsgate, at around 9.35pm on Wednesday.

A man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s died a short time later, while a girl of primary school age was seriously hurt and has been taken to a London hospital for treatment.

A man in his 40s and a boy of primary school age sustained minor injuries.

The incident took place outside a multi-storey car park in Leopold Street, Ramsgate
The incident took place outside a multi-storey car park in Leopold Street, Ramsgate
Leopold Street
Leopold Street

All five were members of the same family, police said.

A 30-year-old man from Ramsgate was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of a collision. He is receiving hospital treatment for minor injuries.

In a statement, Kent Police said: "Kent Police is appealing for information after two people died and a child was left seriously injured following a collision in Ramsgate.

"The incident happened outside the multi-storey car park in Leopold Street at around 9.35pm on Wednesday August 10 2022.

"A Black Alfa Romeo was involved in a collision with five pedestrians, all members of the same family, including a man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s who both sadly died a short time afterwards.

"A girl of primary school age also suffered serious injuries and has been taken to a London hospital for treatment. A man in his 40s and a boy of primary school age sustained minor injuries."