Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Crash Death Motorcyclist Named

The Kent Messenger reports that a motorcyclist who died last week in an accident on the Thanet Way has been named by Kent Police.

He was 37-year-old Michael Pedley who came from High Street, Sittingbourne.

He was on the London-bound side of the A229, near Herne Bay, when his machine was in a collision with a Rover Metro driven by an 86-year-old woman from Herne Bay.

Police believe the Metro was travelling the wrong way along the dual carriagewayamd officers are investigating how she could have got access to the wrong side of the road.

Thanet police spokesman Dougall Bell said it was too early to say if the woman would be charged with any offences, but said was being interviewed as part of officers’ inquiries.

The accident, which happened in daylight at about 6.30pm on Tuesday, April 25, closed both sides of the road and caused huge traffic jams in the area. The road did not reopen until after midnight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought it was too much to believe that someone could drive on the wrong site of the road till on Monday evening a young idiot drove towards the St Nicholas roundabout from Canterbury on the wrong side of the traffic island, fortunately I was going up the duel carriageway towards Herne Bay or there would have been a head on crash. the idiots are out there and they are not all OLD!