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Firefighters rescued a taxi driver last night after his car came off the M20 and crashed into an embankment

26 February 2014
by Samantha Williams
A man had to be rescued last night after his car came off the M20 and crashed into some trees.
 
Fire crews from Ashford and Maidstone were called to a stretch of the motorway between junctions 8 and 9 at 11.20pm.
 
It is reported that a taxi left the road, crashed into an embankment and became wedged between some trees.
 
Fire crews rescued a man from a taxi

A fire engine

 
Crews made access to the vehicle through the trees to get to the driver, who was trapped. 
 
The man was released from the taxi at 12.04am and was assessed by ambulance crews.
 
It is believed he suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
 

 
As well as the crash on the M20, fire crews from Ashford were called to another four incidents in the area last night. 
 
At 6.12pm, they were called to St Teresa's Close to a report that some rubbish in a bin had caught alight. Fire fighters were at the scene until 6.20pm.
 
Crews also tackled a blaze in Sevington when a car in a field was discovered on fire. Crews were called to Church Road at 8.04pm and used compressed air foam to extinguish the flames. 
 
A further two incidents were reported in Canterbury Road, Kennington, just after midnight when it was thought a roof space and basement were on fire. However they both turned out to be false alarms.
 
Crews were also called to Withersdane, in Wye, at 10pm after a resident reported a smell of electrical burning. The firefighters assessed the area but the incident came to nothing. 
 
 

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