Car­riage­way shut for nine hours

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

A sec­tion of the M20 was closed for more than nine hours fol­low­ing a se­ri­ous crash in which four peo­ple were in­jured.

One per­son was taken to King’s Col­lege Hos­pi­tal in Lon­don with se­ri­ous in­juries, while a fur­ther three were taken to Tun­bridge Wells Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

The road was closed coast­bound between Junc­tions 4 and 5 fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent shortly af­ter 1am last Thurs­day and was shut through­out rush hour.

There were fur­ther pa­tients who were checked over at the scene

The Lon­don-bound sec­tion was also closed for a short while fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent in­volv­ing two cars.

Traf­fic was diverted off the M20 at Junc­tion 4 onto the A228 un­til the junc­tion with the M2 Junc­tion 2.

Maidstone's Run­ning Horse Round­about on the A229 was par­tially blocked on Tues­day fol­low­ing a crash between a mo­tor­bike and a lorry.

Driv­ers were warned to ex­pect de­lays on the ap­proach.

A Kent Po­lice spokesper­son said: “Of­fi­cers at­tended the scene where no in­juries were re­ported.”

A team from Kent High­ways also at­tended to deal with a fuel spillage.

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