Emergency services attend collision between child cyclist and lorry in Margate

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A boy was taken to hospital this morning following a collision in Margate.

Kent Police was called shortly after 8am following a report of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist in Ramsgate Road.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service and a boy was taken to a local hospital.

“A section of Ramsgate Road and College Road were closed while the incident was responded to but have since reopened.”

An ambulance service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 8am today to reports of a collision on Ramsgate Road, Margate. Ambulance crews attended and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service.

“One patient was assessed and treated at the scene before being taken to William Harvey Hospital by road with injuries including a leg injury.”


    • Was there had to call ambulance he is in year 9 he was drove to William Harvey hospital don’t know how he is but will update as soon as I know anything but a bit sad to see someone the same age as you knowing that could have been me
      My love goes out to him and his family hope his ho get better soon xx

      • Again, why was he taken to the William Harvey Hospital 40 miles away, when there is a perfectly good hospital in Margate, I think the ambulance crews should be told!

  1. It’s so dangerous along there. It’s too busy and we need alternative routes to relieve this main road.
    The kids cannot ride on the pavement because they are all covered in broken glass, never swept at all.

    • It is also illegal to cycle on pavements unless it’s also a designated cycle path. Hope the lad isn’t badly injured though, and that it doesn’t put him off cycling.

      • This is what Paul Boateng said in 19? ?:
        “The original guidance was issued by Paul Boateng the minister responsible at the time. He said:

        The introduction of the fixed penalty is not aimed at responsible cyclists who sometimes feel obliged to use the pavement out of fear of the traffic, and who show consideration to other pavement users.

        Chief police officers, who are responsible for enforcement, acknowledge that many cyclists, particularly children and young people, are afraid to cycle on the road. Sensitivity and careful use of police discretion is required.”

        • If more cyclists used roads then traffic would be forced to slow down. Whenever I’m on a busy road I cycle central to the lane rather than in the kerb, just as the Highway Code advises.

          • You should read “Cyclecraft” by John Franklin.
            In fact, everyone who rides a bike on the road should do so.

  2. l wish the boy speedy recovery
    also l hope he isn’t to badly injured
    hope his mum @ dad look after them self as people
    always forget them

  3. Taken to William Harvey Hospital? That accident was about a hundred yards from QEQM A&E, what’s going on Health Trust thinking about shutting QEQM A&E because it doesn’t get used much?

  4. Its time for children cycling to school to use the pavement. Most pupils seem to be dropped of by car. The pavements are no longer crowded until you are near the school gates. The Netherlands have a system where cyclists have their own lanes and own traffic lights. We should have had this years ago.

    • I agree regarding own lanes and own traffic lights, but not the cycling on pavements. A nightmare for the elderly, infirm, deaf and blind.

    • Cyclists should not be using the pavements. Vehicle drivers should be a damn sight more aware of other road users, and that includes pedestrians crossing or about to cross a road. Many drivers don’t check on both sides for pedestrians before turning out of side-streets into a one-way street- they just check the side from which traffic will be coming.

  5. Really need a roundabout and get rid off the lights that will slow cars down no more rushing to get though the lights

    • The slower cars (and trucks) go, the less serious the injuries they do.
      The last thing you want to do in towns, where you have a mix of pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles is to speed cars up.
      Look at WWX. It’s just about impossible to move round unless you’re in a vehicle. I *never* cycle there, and if I want to get from one bit to another, I take a bus 1 stop.

      • I think I’ve cycled on every major road in Thanet (including the Thanet Way), but I am getting a bit more cautious with age. My least favourite bit? A toss up between Monkton roundabout and the Roundabout between Manston village and Tesco! Give me traffic lights anytime.

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