Police appeal for witnesses after 18-year-old dies in Broadstairs crash

Police closed off the road Photo Scot Ty

Investigators are seeking witnesses to a fatal collision in Broadstairs during the early hours of this morning (October 1)

The driver of a black Seat Ibiza is reported to have collided with a tree in Dumpton Park Drive near the junction with Bay View Road, at around 3.20am.

Patrols attended the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service where a passenger, an 18-year-old man, was confirmed deceased. The driver was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for injuries.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are carrying out enquiries and would like to hear from anyone who might have witnessed the incident. They are also appealing for anyone with relevant dashcam or CCTV footage taken in the area around the time, to come forward.

Witnesses should call the SCIU appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference 01-0212. You can also email [email protected]

CCTV and dashcam footage can submitted via our public portal at https://kep.uk.evidence.com/axon/community-request/public/kp-20231001-0212

Next of kin have been informed.

Photo Caron Ridout

The road was closed from the junction at Waldron Road.


  1. Please be mindful of your comments. My heart goes out to these boys there friends and family so Very sad 😭

  2. So very sad please be mindful in your comments. Thinking of these boys there family’s and there friendsxx

Comments are closed.