Audi TT driver dies in crash with bus after being pursued by police car

An Audi TT driver has died following a crash with a bus after being pursed by a police car.

A man – identified by friends as Taylor Perkins, 23 – tragically died after Kent Police confirmed a dark-coloured Audi TT car was reported to have failed to stop when requested to do so by police.

Following a “short pursuit” around 11.25am on Tuesday August 9, the vehicle crashed into the bus five minutes later, KentLive reported.

Sadly, the driver suffered fatal injuries and was confirmed dead at the scene.

The matter will be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which is standard procedure.

A number of his friends paid touching tributes to the 23-year-old.

Laura Gosman Hair took to Facebook to write: “Can’t quite believe it. Rip Taylor.”

Luke Calder added: “Rest in Piece TP. Taken far too young.” Sophie Cooper wrote: “Love you loads Taylor Perkins always in my heart forever”.

Another went on to say: “So sorry for his family who lost him far too young x.”

Following the tragic incident, officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicles on the road prior to the collision taking place.