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Dartford girl Hannah Coan dies after being hit by car in Heath Street
AN 18-YEAR-OLD girl from Dartford, who was hit by a car, has died after losing a five-day fight for her life in hospital.
The girl, named locally as Hannah Coan, was struck by a silver Mercedes Benz in Heath Street at the junction with Phoenix Place.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 6:30pm on September 7.
The former Wilmington Academy pupil was flown to King’s College Hospital in London with serious injuries and was in a critical condition.
Kent police today confirmed an 18-year-old woman had died after a crash in Heath Street.
Her neighbour Ashley Chaffe, 17, described the moments after the crash. He said: "I was indoors and I heard shouting. I heard a woman screaming at some children saying not to move her.
"They were out there for the whole evening. The ambulance and police were there. An air ambulance was circling round for about an hour."
"Lots of people were crying in her front garden."
Tracey Trusler, vice principal at Apollo College, Wilmington Academy, said: “We are all deeply saddened by the news of Hannah's untimely death.
"She was a lovely girl who had many friends at the Academy. Hannah kept in touch to let us know that she was doing well on her college courses.
"Our thoughts are with her family at this time of sorrow."
People have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Hannah.
@manlikesheltzy wrote: "So nice how the WHOLE dartford community has come together for the death of Hannah Coan! People are dying to young!! #RIP".
@cemkalayci tweeted: "Actually got a tear in my eye!! RIP HANNAH COAN".
Police are still appealing for witnesses to call 01622 798538.