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M20 crash between junction 11 and 11a at Folkestone halts traffic

The M20 is now back open following a crash between a van and a lorry.

Last night police stopped vehicles heading coastbound between junctions 11 and 11a.

It followed a "serious collision", which witnesses said was being responded to by as many as 16 emergency vehicles.

Traffic being held after the crash on the M20. Picture: Highways England (6453857)
Traffic being held after the crash on the M20. Picture: Highways England (6453857)

The crash happened near to junction 11a.

A statement from Highways England said: “Early expectation is that the road will remain closed through this evening.”

An update early this morning confirmed the motorway had reopened:

Firefighters were called to the scene of the crash yesterday evening and cut free the driver of the van, who was trapped by his injuries.

It's not known yet how badly he's injured.

A statement from Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters worked with paramedics from SECAMB to assess the driver of the van and then using hydraulic cutting gear freed the man, who was trapped by his injuries.

"He was then transferred to ambulance and into the care of paramedics."

Part of the road was closed for almost 9 hours.

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