M20 opened after crash involving motorbike near Ashford
A section of the M20 has now reopened coast-bound near Ashford after a crash just after midday, in which a woman motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries.
Traffic built up between J9 for the A20 for Faversham and J10 for Ashford South after a woman came off her motorbike.
The London-bound carriageway was closed while the air ambulance landed.
Ambulances at the scene of the crash. Picture: Andy Clark
The crash between junctions 9 and 10
Gridlock on the M20 at lunchtime today.
It is thought a motorcyclist fell off her bike but it's not believed any other vehicles were involved.
The coast-bound carriageway was earlier completely closed from junction 9, but one lane reopened just after 5pm and the others opened later in the evening. The London-bound carriageway was closed while the air ambulance landed and took off. Motorists were warned to expect long delays.
PC Claire Russell-Thomas, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "I’d urge anyone who witnessed the collision or who stopped at the scene to assist but didn’t get a chance to speak to an officer to contact police.’
Collision investigators on their way to the scene.
Traffic backed up toward the Eureka Skyway for about a mile.
Meanwhile, all lanes on the M20 near Brands Hatch are now open after a separate crash involving a lorry and van earlier this morning.
Crash earlier this morning on the M20 near Brands Hatch. Picture@ @Kent_999s
Traffic built up after the collision on the M20 coast-bound between M25 at J3 for the A20 Swanley Interchange and J2 for the A227 and Brands Hatch.
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