Motorway driver freed from crash
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.