Police appeal after ambulance patient in 80s dies following A299 Thanet Way crash

South East Coast Ambulance Service (image Secamb)

Investigators are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a collision on the A299, Thanet Way in Herne Bay.

At around 9.30am on Friday 16 February, a collision occurred on the coastbound carriageway near to the Margate Road Interchange, involving a grey Nissan Qashqai, a beige Land Rover Defender and a Fiat Ducato Ambulance, which was travelling with lights and sirens activated.

Officers attended and emergency crews treated people for injuries.

A patient in the ambulance, a man in his 80s who had sustained injuries, was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) is carrying out enquiries and officers are appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or who 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 HW/JG/024/24.

Drivers with dashcam that may assist can upload the footage here.


  1. I saw a police car heading down Boundary Road, blues and twos going.
    As it approached the King St junction, the traffic lights turned red. It slowed to a walking pace, lights and sutens going like the clappers.
    It hit halfway across the junction, and a car came tearing down Hereson Road into King St, completely oblivious of the police car.

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