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Inquest for Alan Andrew Short, Yorkshire motorcyclist killed on M20 near Maidstone opens this week

An inquest for a motorcyclist killed on the M20 will take place later this week.

Alan Andrew Short, 56, died near the junction for Maidstone Services on Sunday, September 22.

Alan Andrew Short was killed in a crash on the M20. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving
Alan Andrew Short was killed in a crash on the M20. A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving

The keen motorcyclist was riding his black Yamaha on the London-bound carriageway when it collided with a white lorry.

Ambulance crews arrived at the scene within 11 minutes of a 999 call, navigating the Operation Brock contraflow.

Mateusz Pietrow, 31, has been arrested and charged with causing death by careless driving.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on October 22.

The M20 was closed for more than six hours to allow officers to carry out forensic work at the scene.

A Secamb spokesman said: "We have widely communicated with our staff regarding Operation Brock.

"Our crews are trained to drive to the conditions the road presents and we would urge all drivers across our whole region to be particularly aware of all emergency vehicles which may need to make their way through traffic."

The inquest will open on Thursday morning.

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