M20 lorry driver taken to hospital after HGV overturns in Operation Brock contraflow

A lorry driver has been treated for an arm injury after his HGV overturned on the M20. Paramedics and police scrambled to the scene between Ashford and Maidstone at around 4am today (June 1).

The lorry overturned during the early hours of this morning (June 1) (C) UKNIP The lorry overturned during the early hours of this morning (June 1)

They were called to the coastbound carriageway, between junctions 8 and 9 in the Operation Brock contraflow, where the lorry had come to rest on its side. All traffic was temporarily held, but has now been released with one lane closed until later this morning.

INRIX, a traffic reporting system, warned of queues on the approach, which may get worse as more drivers take to the motorway. A statement from Kent Police said: “Officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene where the driver was treated for an arm injury. He was taken to a local hospital for further medical attention.

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“Highways officers remained at the scene arranging for recovery of the lorry.” The lorry is still currently on its side and will be recovered at some point today.

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