Part of a road in Margate is closed off following a crash tonight (April 10).
The incident happened around 9pm in College Road and is believed to have involved a motorbike and a van.
The road is currently shut by emergency services by the junction at Glencoe Road
A call out has been made to the Kent air ambulance. Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service are in attendance.
Kent Police has been asked for further details.
Surely anyone who has a crash on the quietest roads we’ve ever known should be retrained on how to drive…..or better still banned. How on Earth???
Jools was you there didn’t think so so shut the f… up until you know the facts
We’re you there Dave?
Keep you’re anger to yourself mate.
I’m not swearing. Why should you sweat at me?
If the biker didn’t look before they pulled then that’s very sad.
See again if the biker didn’t look and the comment about quiet roads stupid comment
Well said Dave, totally agree.
I’m a resident of College Rd, this accident happen 20mts from my front door. You say about the quiet roads, I’m afraid that there is no evidence of that in College Rd. Our road is just as busy as normal, it’s the speed that some people drive up & down this road that is scary & it’s a wonder that it doesn’t happen more often
Jools, I am not commenting on this accident because I know nothing about it, however you may be surprised to know that accidents are not that uncommon on quiet roads normally roads in rural areas. Psychologically it’s been proven that if roads are quiet drivers are more likely to be caught off-Guard because they are less alert than they would be if the road was busy so they may drive a bit faster with less concentration. I’m not suggesting any of this applies in the above incident.
Even more reason to remove them from the road. Clearly incompetent. As a motorbike rider I’m 100 % switched on and concentrating on my surroundings 100% of the time.
0 distractions from phones or radios or passengers. As all cars should be. Car drivers have way to many distractions that take their concentration away from driving.
jools sounds very much like the bike pulled out on the van …. so maybe all you suggested now applies to bikers
Anyone with a licence. Why not. Your driving a weapon. Gore abe responsible.
Its that attitude that gets people killed, ive had issues with several driver instructors recently trying to undertake me on roundabouts so do pretend you lot are special
Yes Jools, 100% aware of your surroundings, as the majority of motorists are. Until that cat runs out from under a car, and it’s so quick, you don’t even have time to brake.
By the way, I have both full car and motorcycle licence.
I CAN ALSO SAY THAT ABOUT MOTORCYCLIST JOOLS. NOT LONG BACK I HAD SLOWED DOWN TO LET SOME PEOPLE ACROSS THE ROAD WHO WERE ALREADY WALKING ACROSS. I NOTICED THE MOTORBIKE A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YARDS BEHIND ME, AND THEN IT WAS SUDDEN;Y SPEEDING PAST ME SOUNDING ITS HORN. HE THEN PULLS OVER AND STARTS MOUTHING IT OFF AT ME, SO I GET OUT OF MY CAR AND ASK HIM WHAT HIS PROBLEM IS. APPARENTLY I SHOULDN’T HAVE SLOWED DOWN TO LET THESE PEOPLE ACROSS THE ROAD BECAUSE HE ALSO HAD TO BREAK!?? [HE WAS MILES BEHIND ME!] ANYWAY OUT COMES THE SWEARING AND HIM CALLING ME ALL THE NAMES UNDER THE SUN. WHICH SURPRISED ME AND WONDERED HOW HE KNEW ME! TO CUT A LONG STORY. THE PEOPLE I LET ACROSS THE ROAD WALKED UP AND STARTED HAVING A GO AT THE GUY FOR SUDDENLY PICKING UP SPEED AT THE TIME I SLOWED TO LET THEM CROSS THE ROAD. I THINK THE GUY JUST WANTED TO LET ME KNOW HE WAS ‘KING OF THE ROAD’ THE FOOL!
A very similar scenario happened to me when i was last in Thanet (2 weeks prior to lock down)- I slowed then stopped to allow a very elderly person with another in a wheelchair to cross the road. No other traffic apart from a motorbike, that I knew was behind me and a very long way back. My brake lights were on. The people had already crossed the road when the motor bike rider who had sped up pulled alongside & then shouted obscenities at me. This male motorbike rider was behaving in a very irrational manner, so much so that I did contemplate reporting his reg number to the police but didn’t, I just put it down to him having an odd day. I had caused him no problem. I too have ridden motorbikes in the past, it is a shame when people behave in this manner. Totally unwarranted & most certainly irrational behavior.
Road had now been closed as a crime scene now so not a good sign
If you don’t know the details of the crash best keep your mouth shut idiot!!!!!
The accident involved lads on a moped. One was seen having CPR done on him. Serious accident!!!
You are just guessing jools, please don’t come to comment sections and guess the cause of the accident then slate the drivers because you’ve guessed a scenario in your head. It’s very rude, unpleasant and possibly offensive to any of the friends and family of the two party’s.
Jools is right! I am a cyclist of many years, and its a little known law of physics, that anyone on two wheels becomes invisible to motorists the moment they get started! I have been knocked off my bike twice, once when a car hit me from behind, and the 2nd was when a young woman cut me up, and hit my front wheel!
I will be going out every day on my bike during this emergency, because I need the Vitamin D! The roads remind me of when I was cycling in the 50’s (I have a cycling proficiency test certificate on my wall, from 1956, but I lost my badge!)
maybe it was just un unfortunate accident ?….i did not see the accident but i watched on flightradar24 the air ambulance going to kings hospital. maybe a kind thought for the family who recieved a call to say a loved one had been seriously hurt or worse would be better then worrying your minds with blame at this point in time
The people on the bike were, the woman to be exact, my mothers best friend. I believe she was Latvian or Russian, not quite sure. The man died instantly, the woman is in the hospital and only her brain and heart are still functioning, everything has died out. The saddest part is that she has a son that now will be alone.