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Witness appeal after "serious incident"

Officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to hear from anyone who saw a collision involving six vehicles on the A20 on 8th March 2014. The incident left a 12-year-old boy with abdominal injuries.

This was a very serious incident which blocked the carriageway and led to the closure of the A20 from Crittals corner to the M25 junction. Thankfully there has been no loss of life, which could so easily have been the case. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicles being driven prior to the collision."

– Inspector Martin Stevens, Kent Police

Boy suffered "serious abdominal injuries"

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following a crash on the A20 which left a child seriously injured.

At about 8.30pm on 8th March 2014, police received reports six vehicles had been involved in a collision on the A20 between Swanley and Sidcup on the coast-bound carriageway.

A family of two adults and two children travelling in a Renault Traffic minibus were hurt in the collision, including a 12 year-old boy who was treated at Kings College Hospital for serious abdominal injuries. The boy remains in hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver of a Renault Clio suffered concussion and minor head injuries.


TRAVEL: A20 - Dover update

The coastbound carriageway of the A20 at Dover is currently closed between Court Wood and Western Heights following a collision.

Kent Police was called just after 7.30am to a report of the collision on the coastbound carriageway near Aycliffe.

It is believed the collision involved two vehicles.

The coastbound carriageway could remain closed from Court Wood up until midday while investigations take place.

A woman has been taken to a London hospital by air ambulance with injuries believed to be life threatening.

A man has been taken to a local hospital with injuries believed to be serious.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.