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Motorcyclist dies and passenger injured in bike crash on A21 near Tunbridge Wells towards Hastings

A man his 30s has died in a motorcycle crash near Tunbridge Wells.

Police are seeking witnesses following the single-vehicle collision, which happened at around midday on the A21 at Pembury.

The A21 at Pembury. Image: Google
The A21 at Pembury. Image: Google

Emergency services attended the scene where a motorcyclist in his 30s, who had been riding a blue and silver Suzuki motorbike, was pronounced deceased. His pillion passenger was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone who saw the collision or the movements of the bike beforehand should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference RY/SC/043/23. You can also email sciu.td@kent.police.uk

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone with dashcam footage who can submit it here.

The incident happened on the coastbound carriageway in the direction of Hastings.

Each year the seaside town attracts thousands of motorcyclists to its annual May bank holiday bike run – one of the biggest in the country.

It is not known if the bike in question was headed there, however.

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