M20 col­li­sion brings traf­fic to stand­still

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

A stretch of the M20 was closed on Sun­day af­ter a crash be­tween a lorry and a car.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened Lon­don-bound be­tween Junc­tion 9 for Ash­ford and the A251 to­wards Faver­sham and Junc­tion 8 for Leeds Cas­tle.

Po­lice and paramedics were at the scene and traf­fic was at a stand­still, with queues stretch­ing back about 3.5 miles.

High­ways Eng­land said the col­li­sion was be­tween a car and an HGV.

The peo­ple in­volved in the crash-re­port­edly suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

Wit­nesses also spot­ted fire en­gines trav­el­ling to the crash site and some driv­ers and pas­sen­gers got out of their cars while they waited to get mov­ing.

A Kent Po­lice spokesman said: “We were called at 5.32pm to a re­port of a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on the Lon­don-bound car­riage­way of the M20 be­tween Junc­tions 9 and 8.”

Kent Po­lice’s Roads Polic­ing Unit said the road re­opened at about 6.35pm.

Of­fi­cers apol­o­gised for the de­lay and thanked peo­ple for their pa­tience.

Pic­ture: Olly Groome

The Lon­don-bound M20 af­ter the crash

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.