Emergency services descended on Folkestone bus station this morning after reporting that a bus had hit a pedestrian.

Police, fire and paramedics cordoned off the Middelburg Square site after the incident, which is believed to have taken place just after 10 a.m.

The accident reportedly took place this morning at 10:15 a.m. Photo: Rhys Griffiths (58769026)

Eyewitness Ruth Knudsen, who was waiting for a bus to Hythe, told KentOnline: ‘I was waiting at Folkestone bus station this morning at around 10.15am and suddenly noticed a double decker bus on the other side near the offices that strayed out of his way, to the right and through several barriers.

“I was frozen in place and could hardly believe my eyes. It all happened so fast that I didn’t have time to shout at a man sitting in a bus shelter on the way to the bus.

The police cordoned off the area.  Photo: Rhys Griffiths (58769022)
The police cordoned off the area. Photo: Rhys Griffiths (58769022)

“When the bus got to the shelter I had to turn around because I knew there would be total carnage, and the man in the shelter couldn’t know what was going to hit him.

“Scaredly, I turned back when the bus stopped with the shelter and the man trapped underneath.

“It was a sickening sight.

Emergency services at the scene of the incident.  Photo: Rhys Griffiths (58769024)
Emergency services at the scene of the incident. Photo: Rhys Griffiths (58769024)

“I was surprised to see what appeared to be the bus driver gathering his things and leaving the bus. At no point did he honk his horn to warn people in his path – it’s amazing that luckily he only one person appears to have been affected.”

A Kent Polie spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.08am to report a collision in Middelburg Square.

“Officers are currently at the scene and a man has been taken to a London hospital for treatment.”

The man’s condition – or whether anyone else was injured – is not yet known.

Kemt Online is waiting to hear from the other two emergency services and the bus company involved for further details.