Man taken to London hospital following Broadstairs crash

Emergency services in Broadstairs Photo Marie Hoskins

A man has been airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries following a crash in Broadstairs this afternoon (February 11).

Fire, ambulance and police were called to Carlton Avenue at 2.17pm to a crash between a JCB and a motorbike. The motorcyclist was trapped beneath the lorry’s bumper.

Carlton Avenue is currently closed off.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to a report of a collision involving two vehicles at 2.17pm.

“Officers are attending the scene in Carlton Avenue, Broadstairs and the road is currently closed. A man has sustained injuries and has been taken to a London hospital.”

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “KFRS was called to Carlton Avenue in Broadstairs at 2:13pm to a crash involving a motorcycle and (JCB).

“Two fire engines attended and crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to cut away at the bumper and release the motorcyclist, who was passed into the care of paramedics.”

An ambulance service spokesman added: “Ambulance crews attended the scene and were joined  by the air ambulance service. The motorcyclist was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Kings College Hospital with potentially serious injuries.”


  1. Not only has the mans family have the nightmare of a relative being involved in a serious accident they now have the j Journey to London to be with him. The amount of patients being taken to London hospitals from East Kent is absolutely scandalous. The stress on the families especially those who have to rely on public transport to get to and from London must be beyond believe. Not forgetting the fantastic ambulance crews who are being directed to London with very ill patient’s to care for en route. Our local hospitals are being run down from one service after another, Yet the government keep telling the council to build more houses. When the residents who live in East Kent now do not have sufficient health cover if the did there would be no need for them to be taken to London hospitals for emergency treatments.

  2. Poor reporting from Isle of Thanet News. Inconsistent time formats and where did the lorry come from? Did you mean the JCB or a separate vehicle. Up your game, you’re supposed to be professionals.

  3. It appears to of been a very testing time today more than one RTC rolling af the same time . Thankyou to Kathy Bailes and the isle of thanet news and for the inclusion of the photos by members of our community to help us all with road closures and to put us all in the know ‘re events
    Thinking of all affected today in our community

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