Mo­tor­way driver freed from crash

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

Fire­fight­ers freed a mo­torist whose car ended up on its side on the M20 yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day) morn­ing.

Ash­ford’s Blue Watch re­ceived a call at about 5.45am re­port­ing that a dark coloured Mercedes was lodged next to a tree on an em­bank­ment.

The in­ci­dent took place on the Lon­don-bound car­riage­way of the mo­tor­way, around one mile from junc­tion 10.

One ap­pli­ance from Ash­ford and another from Folke­stone at­tended the scene, where crews worked un­til around 7am.

Cut­ting equip­ment was used to take the ve­hi­cle’s door off, while a haz­ardous area re­sponse team of paramedics helped to free the man, aged 42, who was con­scious and breath­ing.

South East Coast Am­bu­lance ser­vice treated him for sus­pected in­juries to his leg, head, chest and pelvis, which were de­scribed as non-crit­i­cal.

He was then taken to the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal in Ash­ford.

Mo­torists ex­pe­ri­enced de­lays of about half an hour, traf­fic re­turned to nor­mal by just af­ter 9am.

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