There's been a serious accident in Westgate Bay Avenue in Westgate this evening, just past Beach Road. The road has been closed for almost two hours now and I'm keeping the kettle going for some very cold and miserable PCSOs who are keeping the public outside the cordon - tied with blue and white tape to my front gate - and diverting traffic away from the scene, while the police record the scene.
At the moment, I'm unable to glean any more details from the police as to what has actually happened and the nature of any injuries but the same stretch of road has seen, in my memory, five accidents in four years, which is one reason I'm keen on seeing traffic calming measures as both Westbrook Avenue and Westgate Bay Avenue pick-up more and more traffic as a quick run through to and from Margate and Birchington.
On a separate note, I noticed a wind gust of 94mph along the English Channel south-east of Ramsgate this afternoon on the wind map; quite remarkable!
Collision witness appeal....
Police are now asking for witnesses to come forward. A man was in collision with a Ford Ka at 5pm on Westgate Bay Avenue. The man suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to QEQM. Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene and is conducting an investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call the witness appeal line on 01622 798538, or call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Calls are free and you do not have to give your name.