Shocked by M20 lorry shunt

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A mother says she was “left in shock” af­ter a lorry shunted her car across the mo­tor­way be­fore driv­ing off.

Danielle Gor­don was on her way to work, just be­fore 8.30am on Mon­day, when her black Vaux­hall As­tra was struck be­tween junc­tion 8 for Leeds and junc­tion 7 for Detling on the M20.

The 33-year-old from Ash­ford says that af­ter be­ing pushed from the mid­dle of the Lon­don-bound car­riage­way to the far right lane, the lorry driver pulled into the hard shoul­der to check his own ve­hi­cle for dam­age, be­fore driv­ing off.

Her car was left with a dented pas­sen­ger side, scratches and dam­age to the wing mir­ror.

Another driver, who stopped be­hind Mrs Gor­don, steered her car to the hard shoul­der be­fore run­ning back across the mo­tor­way to get back into his own ve­hi­cle.

The mother had dropped her three-year-old son off at nurs­ery shortly be­fore.

Kent Po­lice is ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses, or any­one with dash­cam footage of the crash, to get in touch on 01622 604100 quot­ing 5-0210.

It hap­pened within a 20-minute pe­riod when three other ac­ci­dents were re­ported on the M20.

The pre­vi­ous night, snow­fall had led to four pile-ups there.

Danielle Gor­don, 33, was pushed across the mo­tor­way in her car by a lorry driver, who stopped to check his own ve­hi­cle but drove away with­out check­ing on Danielle

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