As I write this at 14:20, the Canterbury road in Westgate is closed in both directions, with the Kent air ambulance sitting on the dual carriageway outside St Augustines.
A little earlier, an elderly lady was struck by a car while crossing the road outside the Summerlands retirement home. She is in a critical condition and still being treated by the road side.
Cllr Goodwin and I just happened to be in the area for a 'walkabout' and so I've done what I can to inform both KMFM and Invicta radio to warn people of the traffic disruption.
All credit to the pilot of the air ambulance for squeezing into such a tight space and my thoughts go out to the accident victim who the paramedics are trying very hard to keep her with us.
Ed: Sadly, I have just heard that the lady involved has died at the scene.