Appeal for witnesses after transporter crash
Police are appealing for
witnesses after a car transporter overturned on the A2 at Pepper
At least six vehicles, believed
to be Hyundais, came off the lorry and were strewn across both
London and coastbound carriageways.
The transporter driver, who is
in his 30s and from Ramsgate, was taken to hospital in London with
serious but not life threatening injuries.
Another motorist suffered minor
injuries and she was released from hospital the same
Motorcyclist Tim Caycorr, 35,
from Higham, reported seeing a car "flying though the air" as he
travelled along the coastbound side. He compared the mayhem to a
scene from The Matrix movie.
Fire crews, ambulance, police
and the air ambulance attended just after 3pm on Tuesday last
Drivers immediately behind the
transporter, which was on the London-bound carriageway, were forced
to turn around and exit via the Pepper Hill junction.
Rush-hour queues stretched back
several miles into the evening and diversions were put in
The road was not fully reopened
until 12.40am on Wednesday and some vehicles broke down when they
ran out of fuel or suffered flat batteries and needed to be
recovered from the hard shoulder.
Police handed out blankets to
motorists stranded in freezing conditions.
PC Paul Soesancorr, of the Roads
Policing Unit, said: "I’d like to thank motorists for their
cooperation while we assisted the two injured people and recovered
the lorry and debris caused from this incident.
"I’d urge anyone with
information, including those who saw the transporter before the
incident, to contact Kent Police by calling 101."
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