An Arriva bus collided with dozens cars in Dartford

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Seventeen people suffered minor injuries in the crash and 25 vehicles were damaged. Cars with bumpers ripped off them and smashed windows were seen right down the high street. “Officers were called at 6.48pm on Tuesday 29 May to Hythe Street. The South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service are also at the scene,” Kent Police said in a statement.

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Bus accident in Dartfort

South East Coast Ambulance Service confirmed they had four crews on scene who were treating multiple patients. Emergency services worked through the night to clear the bus and damaged cars. They also had to clear many debris. A number of “walking wounded” were treated at the scene. One person required oxygen and South East Coast Ambulance said one man was taken to hospital but without major injuries. Insurance company Aviva said in a statement it was supporting the emergency services. A man was arrested on suspicion of careless driving following the incident and remains in custody. It is currently unknown what the cause of the crash was but media reports suggested the bus driver told onlookers they were unable to stop. Wednesday morning the road was reopened.

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