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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital with serous injuries after a crash on the A227 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge

By Lynn Cox

A teenage motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after the bike he was riding collided with a car.

The crash involved a silver Ford S-Max and happened on the A227 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge at about 2.30pm yesterday, closing the road between Willow Lea and St Bernards Road until about 7pm.

The 16 year-old rider was taken to London for treatment.

A biker was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A227
A biker was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A227

Steve Knight, spokesman for Kent Police, said: "The motorcyclist has been airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries and officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are carrying out inquiries at the scene."

The driver of the car and a young passenger were not injured in the collision.

Officers believe that another motorcyclist was in the area and would urge the rider to get in touch.

Anyone who has information about the collision or has dashcam footage can call Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference DH/96/18.

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