It was described as 'carmageddon' - 130 crashed vehicles, 200 walking wounded, 8 people seriously injured. All in the space of 20 minutes. Both they and the victims can be seen in an ITV Documentary reliving the twenty minutes of blind terror that was the Sheppey Crash. John Ryall reports.
Kent's emergency services and ITV have joined forces to recreate the Sheppey Crossing crash for a one-off documentary. Miraculously, nobody died when over 100 vehicles crashed on the bridge in September 2013. 'Crash: Anatomy of an Accident' airs tonight at 9pm.
It's known as one of the UK's worst ever road crashes. Cars, lorries, vans and motorbikes crashed in thick fog on the 100ft high bridge and the crash site covered around a mile. More than 300 people were caught up in the incident; many were left with life threatening injuries.
The huge emergency service response to the Sheppey Crossing crash involved KFRS, SECAmb, Kent Police and other support services like the Red Cross volunteers, who all rushed to the scene to face an unprecedented scenario.
Told from the points of view of those at the heart of the accident, the documentary uses testimonies from individuals trapped in vehicles, those injured in the incident and the emergency service staff who attended the scene throughout the day.
A man who attempted to rape a young woman as she walked home from a nightclub has been jailed for seven years - after his victim tracked him down on Facebook.
James Huggett, 22, of Woodland Drive, Minster, on the Isle of Sheppey, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court for the attack on 21-year-old Chanel Purchase last year.
She was able to bring him to justice by turning detective on social media.
She has waived her right to anonymity to warn others of the risks women face.
Tory Gordon Henderson has seen off a challenge by UKIP to retain his Sittingbourne and Sheppey seat.
Mr Henderson polled 24,425 votes - and a 49.5% share.
UKIP polled 12,257 and Labour were third with 9,673.
A man has reportedly been found dead in his cell at a prison in Kent - the third in as many weeks.
The Prison Officers' Association says there've been nine deaths in HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey, this year.
Last month an inspection found the prison was overcrowded and understaffed.
A Sheppey man has been charged with a sexual offence.
Darren James Holmes, of Windmill Rise, Minster, is charged with inciting a girl under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity in Sittingbourne between 1 January and 31 January of this year.
He appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court on 14 May and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 30 May.
Video. ITV Meridian understands that no driver will be prosecuted after the multiple pile-up on the Sheppey Bridge a month ago. Police are still working on their report into the accident which involved 130 vehicles. Around 100 were damaged beyond repair.
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.