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14 hurt and several cars damaged in bus crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving and remains in custody.

Police were called at6.48pm and the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene.

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Image:A man has been arrested. Pic: Ben Clements

Footage posted on social media showed a trail of destruction as dozens of badly damaged cars and debris were strewn across the street.

14 hurt and several cars damaged in bus crash
14 hurt and several cars damaged in bus crash

A total of 14 people were walking wounded and received treatment at the scene.

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Image:One person required oxygen. Pic: Robert Walters

Kent Fire and Rescue said one person required oxygen following the incident.

Oliver Monahan, area managing director for Arriva Kent and Surrey, said: “Arriva can confirm that a bus has collided with a number of vehicles on Hythe Street in Dartford on Tuesday evening.

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Image:The road was closed following the collision. Pic: Robert Walters

“There have been some reported injuries and at the moment our priority is supporting the emergency services.

“Our thoughts are very much with all those affected.”

pic: Ben Clements
Image:A man has been arrested. Pic: Ben Clements

The road was closed while recovery work took place, with the bus seen being towed away late on Tuesday evening.

Brian Barnett tweeted: “Serious accident in Dartford, my car smashed!”

He told Sky News he was in his car when the collision happened.

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