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One person dies and several injured after Audi crashes into Costa on Christmas Eve

24 December 2015 by
One person dies and several injured after Audi crashes into Costa on Christmas Eve

One person has died and several people have been injured after an Audi car drove into a Costa coffee shop in Westerham in Kent.

The woman in her 70s was declared dead at the scene of the incident, which happened at 10.30am on Christmas Eve.

The Daily Mailreported that the car had been seen clipping other vehicles before it crashed into the store.

A witness said: "An old man lost control of the car and ploughed straight into the shop. And then we could see people being carried out.

"I saw one elderly lady who was covered in blood and had cut her head open. Another elderly lady was trying to leave and was crying and sobbing."

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police were called at 10.32am on 24 December to reports a car had collided with a property in The Green, Westerham.

"Police officers, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene and there are several reported injuries. The road has been closed."

Whitbread, which owns the Costa coffee brand, said a statement: "We can confirm that a tragic accident occurred at our Westerham store this morning. Our thoughts are with the families who have been affected by this very sad and shocking event. We're working with emergency services to offer all possible support during their rescue efforts. Our team are deeply shocked by what has happened."

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