Updated Air ambulance called to Sittingbourne Collision involving quad bike

air ambulance called to sittingbourne collision involving quad bike

A collision has closed Playstool Road, Newington, near Sittingbourne this evening

Emergency services including the Air ambulance has been called to the incident that happened just before 11pm on Friday evening.


The road remains closed and a 26 year old  local man has been rushed to hospital with a head injuries after the quad bike he was riding was involved in a collision. Medical equipment and blankets litter the  residential road on the outskirts of Sittingbourne.


Serious collision investigators from Kent Police have been called to investigate the incident that is being overseen by officers from Kent Road Policing.



Officers are investigating if the quad collided with another vehicle prior to the collision. It is understood that CCTV from a nearby property may have captured the collison


Pre-hospital care doctors  from the air ambulance cut the clothing from the man and  him before he was taken to hospital. It has not been confirmed if the man was airlifted.

One resident who asked not to be named said they heard a massive gridding of metal and smash than all the emergency services turned up. The guy look in a pretty bad was being worked on by the Paramedics and the doctors.

A spokesman for Kent Police said:

Information is sought on a collision in Newington which caused serious injuries to a motorist.


The incident, which involved a black Suzuki quad bike and a red Vauxhall Corsa, took place in Playstool Road near the junction with Bull Lane at around 10.10pm on Friday 17 April 2020.


The quad biker, a man in his 20s from the London area, sustained a serious injury and was taken to a London hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.


The Vauxhall was parked and unoccupied.


Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the circumstances and its officers are keen to speak to anyone with information that is yet to get in contact.


They are also seeking to obtain dash camera footage, or privately held CCTV, that captures the quad bike being driven in the surrounding area on the night of the collision.


Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 798538 quoting reference HW/SW/038/20.