A pensioner died in hospital eight days after being hit by a bus.

The man, 70, was beaten at a Folkestone bus station in Middelburg Square on Saturday August 20.

The scene of the accident in Middelburg Square

Emergency services responded and the victim was airlifted to a London hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Witness 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 who was going 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.

“When the bus hit the shelter I had to turn back because I knew it 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.

Police confirmed the victim died of his injuries on Sunday, eight days after the crash
Police confirmed the victim died of his injuries on Sunday, eight days after the crash

“It was a sickening sight.

“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 on his way – it’s amazing that luckily he seems only one person was hit.”

Police confirmed this morning that he tragically died of his injuries on Sunday August 28.

A Stagecoach spokesperson said: “Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased gentleman and his loved ones.

“We continue to assist the investigation of the incident in any way we can.”

Officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to appeal to any other witnesses, who have not yet come forward, who saw the incident or who have camera footage dashboard that could help their investigations, to contact them.

Anyone with information should call the hotline on 01622 798538, quoting reference MM/VS/094/22. You can also email investigators on [email protected]

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