Woman killed in Swanley after being hit by van, driver arrested for suspected drug use and careless driving.

Woman killed in Swanley after being hit by van, driver arrested for suspected drug use and careless driving.

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Tragically, a woman has lost her life after being struck by a white Ford Transit van in Swanley yesterday morning.

The incident occurred on Bartholomew Way, near the roundabout junction with Swanley Lane, during rush hour traffic. The road was closed for several hours as emergency services responded to the scene, including an air ambulance.

Police have confirmed that the victim was a woman in her 50s, who was walking towards the roundabout at the back of the Asda supermarket when she was hit. The driver of the van has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving while under the influence of drugs. He has been released on bail as the investigation continues.

Witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage are being asked to come forward to assist with the investigation. The force has set up a witness appeal line and is also accepting submissions of dashcam footage online.

This tragic accident serves as a reminder for all drivers to remain vigilant and responsible while behind the wheel. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time. Let us all work together to prevent such accidents from happening in the future.

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