Police appeal for witnesses to 3 vehicle crash on Thanet Way at St Nicholas

Photo by Robert Lansdown, who helped clear traffic at the scene

Officers investigating a serious three vehicle crash on the Thanet Way are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Kent Police was called to a collision on the London-bound carriageway of the A299 Thanet Way, close to the turn off for St Nicholas-at- Wade, involving a Volvo tipper, Daihatsu YRV and a Citroen Xsara Picasso at 2pm yesterday (April 1).

Two females in the Daihatsu suffered injuries that are described as serious and were taken to King’s and St George’s hospitals in London for medical treatment. One of the women is said to be in a critical condition.Four other people were taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford with injuries that are described as minor.

Margate motorist Robert Lansdown was one of those caught up in the incident.

The former road worker, who is now a carer for his daughter, helped to clear traffic aside so emergency vehicles could get to those injured.

He said: “It was a natural instinct. People didn’t need to see the aftermath of the accident.”

Photo John Smiddy Smith

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the incident which took place at 2pm on Saturday 1 April, 2017.

Any witnesses who saw the collision or the vehicles prior to the collision who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the witness appeal line on 01622 798538 or email [email protected] quoting DB/DM/066/17.