Motorcycle passenger taken to London hospital following Margate crash

Services at the scene Photo Liam John Squire

UPDATE: Kent Police today (April 14) sent out the following amendment
Please amend the details of this incident. The driver of the van assisted officers at the scene and was not arrested as previously stated. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”

An amendment on April 12 from Kent Police confirmed the sad death of the motorcyclist.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Margate last night (April 10)

A red motorcycle travelling along College Road collided with a blue Ford transit van travelling in the opposite direction at about 8.20pm.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scne. The passenger, a woman in her 30s, both received serious injuries and were taken to a London hospital.

Kent Police was unable to update on the condition of the couple at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798 538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting DS/DC/036/20.