Two people airlifted to hospital and two taken to Ashford following collision in Shottendane Road

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene

Part of Shottendane Road, Margate, is currently closed following a crash this morning (May 24).

Two cars collided on Shottendane Road (Garlinge end) with the road closure in place both ways from Woodchurch Road to Firbank Gardens.

Two people have been airlifted to Kings College Hospital in London and two have been taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Police, fire service, air ambulance and paramedics are at the scene.

A South East Coast Ambulance service spokesperson said: “SECAmb were called shortly before 10am this morning (24/05/24) to reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles in Shottendane Road in Margate.

“Crews arrived on scene and assessed and treated four patients in total. The Air Ambulance Charity Kent, Surrey, Sussex joined crews on scene and airlifted two patients to Kings College Hospital and crews took two patients by land to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.”

An Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex spokesperson added:Two aircraft from Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) were dispatched to Margate on 24 May.

“Our crew arrived on scene at 11:16am where they worked with SECAmb, Kent Police, and Kent Fire and Rescue Service to help treat the patients, involved in a road traffic collision. They then transported two patients to a major trauma centre by air.”

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police is currently at the scene of a serious collision near the junction of Garlinge High Street and Shottendane Road, near Margate, which took place at around 9.40am.

“Shottendane Road is currently closed while emergency services respond and motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.”


    • Possibly. It is far too narrow for the amount of traffic that uses it, and will become far, far worse when they build more housing near it. Try cycling it (as I do occasionally) and see for yourself.

      • Well said, it’s a shame some people can’t show some compassion for the injured and their family and friends

      • I used to cycle that road regularly, I was also hit quite hard by a idiot speeding.
        So excuse me for have little sympathy!

        9 times out of 10 it’s the drivers not the road, yet everyone blames the road!

  1. well maybe do something now about widening the roads and I agree speeding happens most everywhere maybe put speed ramps along it I’m sure that would stop those wanting to speed

  2. Not my favourite road. Also what bright spark thought it would be a good idea to close both shottendane road and Manston road at the same time at the end of the month?

  3. It is a bad junction now the grass has grown on each side you can’t see what is coming either way so have to pull forward I went that way on Sunday avoid it now.

  4. Now seems tat one of the vehicles involved was being pursued by the police at some point. Hopefully the driver of that vehicle is held to account for their actions.

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