Girl, 15, injured in hit-and-run in Gillingham

A 15-year-old girl was thrown into the air after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident in Kent.

The teenager was crossing Chaucer Road, Gillingham, when she was hit by what was believed to be a black Mercedes at about 1230 BST on Wednesday.

Kent Police said it was "extraordinary" the girl was not too seriously injured and she was treated at Medway Maritime Hospital for cuts and bruises.

The force appealed for the driver to contact officers.

'Lives at risk'

Pc George Shokar said: "It's extraordinary that the girl was not badly hurt in the collision, but she was obviously very shaken.

"We believe that the car involved was a black Mercedes, but we are unsure if it was being driven by a man or a woman.

"We would urge the driver of the car to come forward to help with our inquiries, or would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something."

It is thought the car turned into Chaucer Road from Rainham Road where there is a no-right-turn sign.

Pc Shokar added: "A number of people are ignoring these signs and we will not hesitate in taking action against any motorist not following these rules.

"Motorists ignoring the no right turn are potentially putting people's lives at risk."

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