Yesterday, when driving back into Westgate from London on my motorcycle, I narrowly avoided a head on collision with a car coming from the other direction. Increasingly I worry about my own chances of survival when motorcycling in Thanet and this concern is reinforced by what happened on the Thanet Way on Tuesday, after a fatal crash claimed the life of a motorcyclist.
The tragedy happened London-bound near Herne Bay at about 6.30pm on Tuesday when a motorcycle rider collided with a Rover Metro.
The motorcyclist, believed to be a 37-year-old man from Sittingbourne, died at the scene. The driver of the Metro, an 86-year-old woman from Herne Bay, was taken to hospital.
A police spokesman said: "It is believed the Metro was travelling the wrong way along the A299.
"Both carriageways of the road were closed and did not reopen until after midnight to allow for the crash investigation."