Passers-by restrain man following collision on Ramsgate Road bridge

Police were called to the collision on Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs

A driver who reportedly attempted to flee the scene of a crash in Broadstairs today (September 3) was arrested after passers-by tackled him to the ground.

Police were called after a car collided with  the barriers on the bridge at Ramsgate Road, close to the college, at 10.35am.

A witness said they saw three men holding another struggling male on the floor. Police and Network Rail are in attendance.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at 10.35am after a car collided with barriers on a bridge in Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs.

“It is reported the driver tried to run from the scene and was restrained by a member of the public. Officers attended and the driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to hospital.”

The bridge footpath is closed but the road access remains open.