Officers from Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Cliftonville where an elderly man died.
Kent Police and the ambulance service were called to Northdown Road at 2.32pm yesterday (August 19) to a collision involving a pedestrian and a motorbike in Cliftonville.
The pedestrian, a man in his 90s from the area, died at the scene.
The suspected motorbike driver and a pillion passenger sustained a wrist and shoulder injury and were taken to a local hospital.
They were also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They are aged 22 and 24 and from Broadstairs and Ramsgate respectively. They have been released under investigation.
Officers would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a black, silver and yellow Honda CBR motorbike being driven in the area.
Anyone who has information or witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to Kent Police is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting 19-0804.
Sadly, we will see more like this if the Police ignore what is happening on the roads locally. I have recently reported through the Task Force email address anti-social incidents such as this in Northdown Road but replies are not forthcoming. There is a lack of presence on the streets which must come down to local policing planning. We want to see these riders and drivers taken of the roads before more people are badly hurt or die.