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Appeal for witnesses after man seriously injured in motorcycle crash in Penshurst

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash in Penshurst yesterday.

The rider, a man in his 50s, was flown to a London hospital after the smash around 11.50am in New Road, just before the junction of Saints Hill.

Police said his black Triumph ST1050 motorcycle had collided with an oncoming silver Mazda Bongo.

Kent Police RPU tweeted this picture after the crash
Kent Police RPU tweeted this picture after the crash

The road was partially blocked while emergency services, including police, paramedics and the air ambulance, rushed to the scene.

The biker was taken to King's College Hospital with serious injuries.

An ambulance service spokesman said the driver of the Mazda was fully conscious at the scene but was taken to a Pembury hospital for further assessment.

A police spokesman for the force said the Serious Collision Investigation Unit is now investigating the circumstances.

They are keen to hear from anyone who saw the collision or might have seen the vehicles just beforehand.

Witnesses are asked to call 01622 798538 quoting DS/JW/80/17.

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