Two Sittingbourne Community College (SCC) Year 11 pupils, a boy and a girl of Latvian origin, were involved in a road collision earlier this afternoon (Thursday 16th May) on the A2 Canterbury Road at Snipeshill.
The boy had to be airlifted to King's College Hospital in London, after being hit by a car near the Flame Grill takeaway at around 3.30pm. The girl was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by road ambulance. The road was closed, with traffic being diverted along Rectory Road and Murston Road, for several hours whilst Crash Investigation work was undertaken by Kent Police.
Sittingbourne Community College's Head of School, Neil Golding, told SFM News that the male pupil had been "transferred to the trauma unit for treatment and [that] two staff members went to the hospital with him". He went on to add "I will be communicating with my colleagues at the hospital and we will communicate with the school community tomorrow, letting them now about the accident and also the dangers of crossing the road. Our thoughts are very much with the pupils and their families and we hope they will soon recover".