Investigation led to lengthy delay
POLICE have blamed long delays on the M20 last Wednesday (February 28) on the need to investigate a multi-vehicle accident in which one man died.
The accident, involving five vehicles, took place between junctions four and three of the Londonbound M20, near Leybourne, at about 1.40am and led to the road being closed for nine hours.
While officers were dealing with this incident, traffic police were called to attend two other crashes near junction 9 at Ashford.
Chief Constable Michael Fuller said: “We have to treat fatal crash scenes in the way we treat all unexplained deaths but on the roads, we only get one chance to examine the scene. We try to minimise disruption.
“We reviewed last Wednesday’s events and, given the complexity of the incident, the number of vehicles involved and the tragic death of a young man, I am satisfied that officers performed their duties as quickly as they could.”