Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Why, as I motorcyclist, the story below reveals why I fear the roads in Thanet, more than anyone else in the world, with the exception of Israel, Portugal and the Middle-east.

Incidentally, I had to abandon my motorcycle at Rochester station and take a train to London Victoria yeaterday, the traffic jam from the Medway bridge being so bad. If one can't get to London on a motorcycle, it suggests that its becoming pointless trying to drive anywhere anymore.

The Herne Bay Times reports that A 61-year-old car driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving following a fatal road traffic collision.

The tragedy happened on the A28 between the St Nicholas at Wade roundabout and Birchington on Sunday afternoon.

Kent Police say that at about 1.40pm a car and a Suzuki motorcycle collided on the Margate bound lanes of the A28.

A 34-year-old Thanet man riding the motorcycle died at the scene. His name has not yet been released.

The car driver, from Herne Bay, has been bailed until November 21 pending further enquiries.

Police close the A28 was closed until just before 8pm.

Thanet Life


Anonymous said...

Are you feeling OK Doctor?

An unusual amount of typo's in there for you!

DrMoores said...

Probably because it's a quick cut and paste job before I ran out the door - Apologies!

Anonymous said...

anon again!
Abroad (local Europe) that murdering drunk would get 20 years 'nic' with '0'good behaviour treats.
Why do people STILL do it? (drink & drive).

Anonymous said...

Judges are scared to give too harsher sentences because defendants will appeal and the appeal will be marked against the Judge who sat on the case originally...bit like getting a D-Merit at school but worse. Prisons serve two purposes, to protect the public from the inmates they contain and to punish the inmate by taking their liberty away. The problem also is that the route to summary trial goes first appearance at Magistrates Court (day after offence) followed by a few remand hearings, committal (4-6 weeks later & transfer to Crown Court), Plea & Case management Hearing (PCMH), Trial. Even when a defendant waits until PCMH which canbe 10 weeks down the line from first hearing and pleads guilty at the last moment....or even on the day of trial itself before it begins, they receive full credit for entering a guilty plea.