Two people dead after M26 vehicle pile-up

Two people have died following a five-vehicle pile-up on the M26.

M26 crash: Bail for lorry driver arrested after motorway crash

The pile-up on Wednesday morning killed two and injured seven.

A 45-year-old lorry driver, who was arrested after a five-vehicle pile-up on the M26 in Kent on Wednesday, has been released on bail.

The crash, near Kemsing in Kent, killed two French nationals and injured seven more people, who were rushed to a hospital in London in a "serious condition".

The accident caused severe traffic congestion on the London-bound carriageway, which was closed for several hours.



Seven people taken to hospital after vehicle pile-up

The incident caused huge queues on the motorway.

Seven people have been taken to hospital after a vehicle pile-up on the M26.

Two lorries, two cars and a box van were reportedly involved in the collision on the London-bound carriageway just after 9.30am.

Police have warned motorists that the road will remain shut into this evening's rush hour while the clean-up operation continues.

Those injured were taken to hospitals by South East Coast Ambulance Service although their conditions are still unknown.

Read: Scene of multiple vehicle pile-up on M26

Huge queues on M26 after serious collision


Still no sign of movement on the m26 over two hours on.. avoid if you can all!


In over 20 years of driving on motorways the situation in Kent today has to be up there amongst the worst. #M26


Read: Scene of multiple vehicle pile-up on M26

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