A teenager died after being thrown from his moped into a crowd of nearby people following a collision with a car, a court has heard.

The driver of the car will now stand trial in Crown Court next month in the death of 18-year-old Tyrese Quigley.

The crash scene pictured the following day, the junction between Hythe Road and Hunter Road

Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard Mr Quigley was driving north-west towards the town center along the A292 Hythe Road in Willesborough, Ashford, when the accident happened on April 12 from the ‘last year.

Saifuddin Ali was traveling in a black Honda Civic in the opposite direction, prosecuting Lewis Aldous told the court.

The accident happened at the junction of Hunter Road, outside the New Fox Inn.

Mr Aldous said: ‘Mr Quigley was thrown into a crowd of people and taken to hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on April 14.’

Ali, 20, of Osborne Road, Willesborough, has pleaded not guilty to causing death by driving without care or attention.

Tyrese Quigley
Tyrese Quigley

Ali’s defense lawyer accepted Mr Aldous’ recommendation that the case should be taken to Crown Court rather than the Magistrate’s Court.

Magistrates have ordered the case to be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday May 30.

Ali was remanded in custody on unconditional bail.

Members and friends of both families were in court to hear the proceedings.