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Driver trapped after M20 lorry crash between Maidstone and Ashford

A van driver had to be cut free after crashing into the back of a lorry.

The emergency services were called to the crash on the M20 between Junction 8 for Leeds and Junction 9 for Ashford just after 9pm last night.

Firefighters had to use hydraulic cutting equipment to rescue the male van driver.

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Kent Police said they were called at 9.11pm to the coastbound carriageway just before Junction 9.

A spokesman said: "The driver of the van was trapped by the steering wheel on his leg."

Paramedics treated the driver for a minor injury. No other injuries were reported.

The fire crew left the scene just before 10pm.

Police said the carriageway was all clear at 11.20pm.

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