Police attend two-vehicle crash in Northdown Road

Police have attended the incident Photo Shaz Pitch

Emergency services have attended a crash in Cliftonville.

Kent Police were called to Northdown Road at 12.50pm today (April 22) following a collision involving two cars.

One woman was taken to a local hospital.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police attended a two-car collision in Northdown Road, Cliftonville following a call at 12.50pm on Monday 22 April.

“A woman from one of the vehicles had sustained slight injuries and was taken to a local hospital.”

One resident who witnessed the incident said: “This is a regular occurrence. How many times is this going to happen before provisions are put in place to keep people safe?”

In the five years up to March 2022 (most recent records) there were 138 recorded traffic incidents in and around Northdown Road. Of those 115 were deemed as ‘slight’ with 23 recorded as serious, according to ‘crash map’ data published by the Department for Transport.

Police are also still appealing for witnesses after a man in his 70s was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in Northdown Road last week.

The man, who was taken to Kings College Hospital in London, was hit by a grey Audi in Northdown Road at 11.10am on April 18. The road was closed for several hours while emergency services were in attendance.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed that incident and has yet to speak to police, or who has CCTV or dashcam footage which might assist investigators, should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/ZY/13102/24.


  1. Something needs to be done about this stretch of road. It is usually chaos. The buses stopping in the road now has not helped the problem at all, in fact, may have made it worse. People drive far too fast down the road, and maybe a 20mph limit may help, but people will probably ignore it, like they do along the seafront. (I have even seen police cars, not under emergency conditions, drive at 30mph along there.) The standard of driving in Thanet has deteriorated quite badly in recent years. I’m not sure what the answer is.

    • If the bus is stopped at a bus stop, it effectively stops vehicles from driving at speed down the road.

      • That was the rationale at the time but in the real world it just encourages people to try and nip by the bus usually blind to what may be coming the other way, there’ll ne a nasty accident at the top of wilderness hill before too long, people just “popping” into the chemist do some absurd things to make theirs lives as easy as possible with not a care as to the chaos it creates.
        As for 20 is plenty it’s hard to imagine anyone manging to average that from 7 am to 7pm along northdown road as it is, all the speed restrictions in the world won’t make a jot of difference to those that ignore the rules already.

  2. It’s not the road, or the cars, it’s the people driving them, what percentage of those responsible for the accidents have a British driving license. And have the pedestrians been taught to look in the right direction.

  3. Very well said Fred, yes we have driving licence in this country but how many drive on foreign licence’s. They should be made to do a retest to British standards and understand law and signs.most don’t understand roundabouts and drive without common sense.

    • Sad to say that many foreign licence holders are trained much better than ours. I have witnessed, for an example, a learner driver under instruction fail to stop at a pedestrian crossing as they should have to let me cross, if our teaching is that bad then heaven help us. Yes there was loads of time to stop. A black Hyundai car was the culprit.
      Jumpning to conclussions about foreign licence holders is the usual rubbish often posted here and racist.

  4. The demographic of Cliftonoverspill…I mean we have all taken our life in our hands on foreign roads right….

  5. I have seen the chaos on the roads all around the world and sorry to say that the people who are used to driving in other places have bought there bad habits and wreckless ways to our roads.

  6. Forget the standard of driving in Thanet, it’s the standard of posting on the internet that is the real concern. Access to the comment section should be limited to licensed internet practitioners only, with mandatory re-testing for the over 60s and the obviously racist.

  7. I think the pedestrians should take a test on how to use pavements and zebra crossings, the other day some idiot walked straight off the pavement without even looking, fortunately the driver was able to ram his brakes on , good job there was no one behind. That was In Northdown Road by Prices Ave

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