There's mounting pressure for urgent safety measures on the Sheppey bridge in Kent, the scene of a terrifying 100-car pile-up in thick fog. Thirty casualties remain in hospital, eight in a serious condition.
The AA says a small investment in motorway-style matrix boards could have averted the disaster. Damage to vehicles will run into thousands of pounds. Compensation claims for injuries are expected to run into millions of pounds. Fred and Sangeeta linked to Derek Johnson.
Vehicle owners who were involved in the Sheppey Bridge crash yesterday are asked to call the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit to help locate their cars.
Their number is 01622 798538.
More than 100 vehicles were involved in yesterdays crash, which injured more than 60 people.
Investigation work on the Sheppey pile-up will continue in the morning. Both carriageways are now open following the series of crashes which injured more than 60 people.
Terrified motorists, caught up in the biggest pile-up ever seen in the South-East, have described hearing vehicles plough into one another - for ten minutes - in thick fog.
More than 100 vehicles were involved, with crashes in three different locations on the Sheppey Crossing - the bridge that links the Isle of Sheppey with mainland Kent. Fred and Sangeeta linked to our correspondent Derek Johnson.
Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson expresses his shock at a 130-vehicle crash on the Sheppey Crossing
A249 Sheppey Crossing in Isle of Sheppey closed in both directions between Cowstead Corner and Lower Halstow turn-off, because of a serious accident involving over 100 vehicles and recovery work. Diversion in operation via the Kingsferry Bridge.
Motorists driving like idiots - that's what some believe was the cause of a 100-vehicle pile-up on the new bridge that links the Isle of Sheppey with the mainland. More than 60 people were injured - eight of them seriously.
The incident happened in thick fog and lasted for 10 minutes as cars and lorries crashed into each other. Our correspondent Derek Johnson sent a report from the scene.
One of our viewers took this footage, seconds after the pile-up on the new bridge that links the Isle of Sheppey with the mainland. Credit: AZN.
M20 Kent - M20 closed and slow traffic coastbound between J9, A20 (Ashford) and J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of an accident involving a motorbike.