Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies in Minster road collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died in a road collision in Minster yesterday (October 6).

At around 7.25am a collision took place between a white Renault van driver and a cyclist in Grinsell Hill, Minster, just off The Lanes.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the cyclist, a man in his 50s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is carrying out enquiries and officers are appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or has relevant dashcam footage, to come forward.

Anyone with information should call the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798538, or email [email protected], quoting reference RY/BLM/107/22.


  1. As a driver and cyclist, the escalating risks of being the latter have to be brought under control. Recent changes to the Highway Code need to be seen to be enforced. Cyclists, please follow the Highway Code, I know some don’t. Drivers please be alert and patient. Taking anyone’s life and loved one, just because you could not take a few extra seconds on your journey, will be with you for the rest of your life.

    • Every road user should be aware of and follow the new Highway Code. Not just cyclists.
      Generally speaking, the more deadly and dangerous the mode of transport, the more responsibility there is.
      So trucks at the top, then vans, cars, motor bikes, cycles with pedestrians at the bottom.
      Unfortunately, far too few drivers follow the code.

  2. The problem with the country lanes are .Half the drivers think they rally drivers no consideration for other users. RIP

    • Flipside, i came back from Wingham on the backroads to Monkton at night, thought i saw an animals eyes reflecting, turns out it was two teenagers on biles , no lights dark clothes, virtually invisible , only the reflectors on the pedals prevented a very close encounter. Complete idiots. Seemingly 8ntent on collecting a Darwin Award. Scared the daylights out of me.

  3. NOBODY on here knows what happened, so please stop trying to apportion blame.
    We all know there are bad drivers of cars and bad users of cycles.
    A tragic accident where neither party could be held at fault in all possibility.
    Wait and see.

  4. Fair point, we don’t know the circumstances so let’s not jump to conclusions. However, the incident was in the morning. The cyclist was 50yrs old. The road is narrow. There’s good visibility in parts, drivers tend to go faster. But then the road twists and you need to slow down but often drivers don’t.
    I’ve cycled and driven along this road very often. Whatever the circumstances of this fatal collision, this road should have active traffic management to slow motor vehicles down.

    What remains appalling is that Kent Council refuse to act on our road safety and our MP Mackinlay tells me it’s not a central government issue!

  5. I use these lanes everymorning for work. And I was only thinking to myself the other morning just how dangerous this road is in the mornings for cyclists right now. The sun is blinding to cars traveling towards cliffsend. You can’t see anything in front of you at times. To the point where you have to almost stop because you can’t see. Sadly people drive way to fast along there. And at this time of year with the sun where it is at that time if the morning. This was sadly going to happen. So very sad.

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