Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay is said to be “deeply shaken” after being involved in a collision that left a motorcyclist dead, witnesses said.
The 26-year-old TV personality was driving in Romford, East London, on Thursday morning when a motorbike collided with his Mercedes G-Wagon.
According to witnesses, the motorcyclist was overtaking traffic while driving up Shepherds Hill as Cetinay drove down. One witness told The Sun that the motorcyclist “smashed head-on into Kem’s car at about 60 mph on a 30 mph road.”
“I feel for him. He watched someone die in front of his eyes,” the witness said. “The driver of the motorbike flew about 20ft into the air before landing on the road.”
After the crash, Cetinay was seen calling for help on the side of the road.
Witnesses also said that Cetinay was powerless to prevent the crash since the bike was driving straight toward him at high speed, and police have confirmed that the driver was not detained.
“Police were called at 11:32hrs on Thursday, 4 August to reports of a collision at Shepherds Hill, Romford,” said statement from the London Metropolitan Police.
“Police and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended. At the scene a car had been in collision with a motorcycle.”
“Despite the efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist [no further details] was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12:04. Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin.”
“The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. He was not arrested.”
Cetinay has offered his condolences to the rider’s family, with his representative saying: “Kem was this morning (Thursday) involved in a road traffic accident close to his home in the Brentwood area at approximately 11.30am.”
“Tragically, a motorcyclist died in the collision. Kem has been assisting the police and is being treated purely as a witness to the incident.
“Kem will be making no further comment on this matter aside to offer his deepest condolences, prayers, and sympathies to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.”