Driver dies after crashing into two women leaving them seriously injured on seafront walk
Victims were taking morning stroll on beach promenade in Sandgate, KentDriver is believed to have had 'medical episode' at the wheel and left the roadWomen were knocked off the pathway and on to pebble beach below
17:13 GMT, 4 December 2012
One woman is fighting for her life and another has suffered serious injuries after a car careered off the road and hit them while they were taking a seaside stroll.
The driver, a man in his 50s, is believed to have had a 'medical episode' at the wheel and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two women had been walking along the esplanade in the seaside village of Sandgate, Kent, when a car suddenly left the road and ploughed into them at around 9.40am this morning.
Emergency: Two women are seriously injured after being hit by a car which left the road and knocked them onto the beach at Sandgate, Kent
Tragedy: The driver, a man in his 50s, is believed to have suffered a 'medical episode' at the wheel and was pronounced dead at the scene
Witnesses said they were knocked off the walkway and fell another five feet to the pebble beach below.
One of the women was flown to the Kings College Hospital in London with suspected head and leg injuries where she is in a critical condition.
The other woman was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford with suspected fractures. She is said to be in a serious condition.
The A259 road between Sandgate and Hythe is currently closed to allow officers to investigation the collision.
Seafront: The two women were hit by the car and knocked over the wall onto the pebble beach below