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Motorcyclist from Gravesend dies in hospital after suspected hit and run on Court Road, Orpington


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A motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries following a suspected hit-and-run has died in hospital.

The 18-year-old, from Gravesend, was riding a bike which was involved in a collision with a car on Saturday.

The incident on Court Road, Orpington left an 18-year-old man in hospital. Picture: Google Maps
The incident on Court Road, Orpington left an 18-year-old man in hospital. Picture: Google Maps

Officers were called to the scene in Court Road, Orpington just before 8pm.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance were also in attendance.

The teenager was taken to a south London hospital, but sadly police confirmed this evening he died on Monday. His family has been informed.

Just before midnight on the night of the incident, police attended a nearby address where they arrested a woman on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis. She has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

An investigation is under way, led by the Serious Collision Investigations Unit.

They are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and who has not yet spoken to police, or anyone who has relevant dash cam footage, to call 020 8285 1574, providing the reference 6500/30APR.

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