Teenage cyclist killed in collision with bin lorry in Swanley

A teenage cyclist from Dartford has died after a collision with a bin lorry in Swanley yesterday. The 19-year-old was declared deceased at the scene, and officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened, or who has dashcam footage which may assist. The air ambulance was called to the scene in north Kent at 11:30am yesterday (September 16) after reports of a ‘serious crash’ on Swanley Lane.

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene and closed the road for several hours as investigations were carried out amid unconfirmed reports that a cyclist had been hit by a bin lorry. Swanley Lane. Google Kent Police have now revealed that the cyclist, a 19-year-old male from Dartford, tragically died at the scene.

The fatal collision saw the cyclist collide with a refuse lorry at the junction of New Road and Swanley Lane. The South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and declared the man dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Kent Police say officers are now seeking witnesses and dashcam footage as part of their investigation.

If you can assist the investigation call the appeals line on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.police.uk quoting reference DS/VS/097/21.