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Police appeal for information following a fatal collision in Margate

By ThanetGazette  |  Posted: March 01, 2012

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A MAN has died after a car crash in Margate on Sunday.

The 83-year-old driver of a BMW X1 died at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital on Tuesday after his car hit a brick pillar in College Road at about 3.50pm on Sunday.

The crash happened at near Salmestone primary school.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Scott Lynch of the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "The driver and his female passenger were taken to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital at Margate with what initially appeared to be minor injuries. Unfortunately the driver died two days later."

One line of inquiry is that the driver was temporarily blinded by the sun as he negotiated the split in the road.

DS Lynch said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision take place, or who had driven along the road themselves at around that time on Sunday afternoon and may have noticed what conditions were like. We would also like to hear from the owner of a white van which was parked outside the school on Sunday afternoon.

"At the time this would have appeared to have been a very minor collision, however following the subsequent death of the driver it has developed into a fatal collision investigation."

Witnesses to the collision or anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit Appeal Line on 01622 798538.

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