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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.

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.

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