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Traffic building on M20 after serious accident involving motorcyclist

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Traffic is queuing on the M20 in both directions at J4 Leybourne/Snodland following an accident involving a car and motorbike.

The air ambulance was called following the collision on the London-bound carriageway.

The accident is just before the Exit slip road, there is also a separate incident which is just after the Entry Slip Road at Junction 4 which involves an overturned Lorry.

Drink driver jailed after fatal collision on M20

A drink-driver who caused the death of a woman in a motorway collision has been jailed for six years.

Ion Rosu tried to leave the scene but was caught by police Credit: Kent Police

Ion Rusu, 25, of College Avenue, Gillingham, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when he crashed his Peugeot 206 into a BMW convertible on the evening of Sunday 13 November 2016.

The collision on the M20 coastbound near the junction for the Channel Tunnel claimed the life of 25-year-old Mohini Arora, who had been travelling in the BMW.

The scene of the collision

Rusu attempted to leave the scene of the collision but was arrested and later charged.

He pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving prior to his sentencing at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday.

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Lorry driver trapped in cab after 2 HGVs crash in Kent

The M20 coastbound remains closed after an accident involving two lorries between junction 11 for Hythe / Westenhanger and junction 11A for the Channel Tunnel.

There is congestion back to Junction 10 / A20 for Ashford South. The air ambulance remains at the scene. One of the lorry drivers was trapped in his cab, but he has been released by Kent Fire & Rescue Service.

Firefighters are working with paramedics from SECAmb and the Air Ambulance. The M20 motorway was initially closed in both directions between junction 11 and 11a, but while it has reopened London bound, the coastbound carriageway is still shut.

M20 fully reopens after earlier two lorry crash

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The M20 London-bound has fully reopened after a crash involving two lorries earlier this morning.

A man was taken to hospital following the crash near Junction 7.

All lanes are now open however drivers are warned there may still be some delays.

M20 repairs after car rolled over - 'take care passing'

The car rolled over on the M20 motorway Credit: Kent Police's Road's Policing Unit

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Woman dies in serious collision on the M20

A woman from London has died after her car collided with another vehicle on the M20 in Kent.

Police were called to the scene, just after junction 11a, at 9.59pm on 13th November.

Two 25-year-old men, one from Gillingham and one from Chatham, have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

If you have any information please call Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting 13-1206

M20 re-opens with 50mph speed limit following bridge collapse

The M20 in Kent has reopened to traffic after a crash in Kent where a lorry struck a footbridge crossing the motorway.

Two lanes on the coastbound M20 were reopened at around 4.25pm this afternoon. All lanes on the Londonbound carriageway reopened just after 5.20pm.

A precautionary 50mph limit is in place in both directions past the bridge.

A digger being transported by a lorry hit the pedestrian footbridge, resulting in the structure collapsing and the motorway being closed in both directions between junctions 1 and 4.

“Safety is our top priority. While we concentrated on reopening the road as soon as possible to help drivers, it was imperative this was done safely. We are now making the final preparations to be able lift the remaining closures safely. “The 50mph speed limit is being introduced while until work to remove the rest of the footbridge is complete. We urge drivers to respect the limit for their safety and that of other road users, and thank them for their patience as we carried out this essential work.”

– Catherine Brookes, Highways England’s Chief Highway Engineer

50mph speed limit where M20 footbridge collapsed

Half of footbridge remains in place over the M20 motroway

Highways England has reassured the public that the remaining half of a footbridge which partially collapsed onto the M20 beneath is safe.

A lorry carrying a digger had struck the footbridge at 12.05pm on Saturday 27 August.

The organisation said that over Saturday night and on Sunday 'robust inspections' were made of the remaining elevated section of the footbridge, and that the inspections showed the structure to be safe. The operation to remove it will be done in the coming weeks.

“Safety is our top priority. While we concentrated on reopening the road as soon as possible to help drivers, it was imperative this was done safely. We are now making the final preparations to be able lift the remaining closures safely.

“The 50mph speed limit is being introduced while until work to remove the rest of the footbridge is complete. We urge drivers to respect the limit for their safety and that of other road users, and thank them for their patience as we carried out this essential work.”

– Catherine Brookes, Highways England’s Chief Highway Engineer
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