Crash in Manston after police pursuit – driver suffers serious injuries

Emergency services

Officers from Kent Police are appealing for information following a serious collision in Manston today (August 9) which has left one person with serious injuries after a police pursuit.

At 11.25am a dark-coloured Audi TT car is reported to have failed to stop when requested to do so by police in Shottendane Road, Margate.

Following a short pursuit, the driver was involved in a collision with a bus in Spitfire Way, Manston at around 11.30am. The driver of the car sustained serious injuries.

The matter will be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicles on the road prior to the collision taking place.

Anyone with information is asked to call 01622 798538 quoting reference SM/SC/89/22. You can also email investigators on [email protected].

3 Comments

  1. Why was he trying to escape the police has to be something illegal be it car, drink, drugs insurance or is he wanted, you don’t just speed off from the police for nothing, I just hope no one else was hurt.

  2. The driver should’ve stopped, no one to blame but themselves, no sympathy for them at all. Hope the bus driver and passengers are all o.k.

  3. This is sad , it says short pursuit so explained . The police have instructions to back off / stop if it appears to be a danger to life to others.There are many other ways be it a helicopter or other officers sitting at roads , roadblocks etc.
    For whatever reason for not stopping the driver would have panicked and dove like he would not normally do.

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